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Lion of the Desert (1981)

PG 04/17/1981 (US) ActionHistoryWar 2h 53m

He was a man of honor in a war without any.

Overview

This movie tells the story of Omar Mukhtar, an Arab Muslim rebel who fought against the Italian conquest of Libya in WWII. It gives western viewers a glimpse into this little-known region and chapter of history, and exposes the savage means by which the conquering army attempted to subdue the natives.

  1. Moustapha Akkad

    Director

  2. H.A.L. Craig

    Writer

  3. David Butler

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Anthony Quinn

    Anthony Quinn

    Omar Mukhtar

  2. Rod Steiger

    Rod Steiger

    Benito Mussolini

  3. Oliver Reed

    Oliver Reed

    Gen. Rodolfo Graziani

  4. Irene Papas

    Irene Papas

    Mabrouka

  5. Raf Vallone

    Raf Vallone

    Colonel Diodiece

  6. John Gielgud

    John Gielgud

    Sharif El Gariani

  7. Andrew Keir

    Andrew Keir

    Salem

  8. Gastone Moschin

    Gastone Moschin

    Major Tomelli

  9. Stefano Patrizi

    Stefano Patrizi

    Lt. Sandrini

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Full Cast & Crew

Lion of the Desert
Lion of the Desert

Status Released

Original Language English

Budget $35,000,000.00

Revenue $1,500,000.00

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