Saadia

(1953)

Overview

Saadia is a wild, strange Arab girl whose life has been dominated by a local sorceress, a vengeful outcast in the community, who has convinced her she has the "evil eye" and brings disaster to all who love her. French doctor Henrik takes her to his clinic, for rehabilitation purposes, and falls in love with her as does his friend, Si Lahssen, the reigning prince of this small Moroccan state. When a plague falls on the town, Saadia is convinced she is responsible, and rides alone into the mountain country to retrieve the plague serum being held for ransom by bandits. The love triangle dominates most of the rest of the film.

  1. Albert Lewin

    Director, Screenplay

  2. Francis D'Autheville

    Novel

Top Billed Cast

  1. Cornel Wilde

    Cornel Wilde

    Si Lahssen

  2. Mel Ferrer

    Mel Ferrer

    Henrik

  3. Rita Gam

    Rita Gam

    Saadia

  4. Michel Simon

    Michel Simon

    Bou Rezza

  5. Cyril Cusack

    Cyril Cusack

    Khadir

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Status Released

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  • December 1, 1953
    Theatrical

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 22m

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