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Status: Released

Runtime: 173

Budget: $35,000,000

Revenue: -

Languages: en, es

Webpage: -

Release Info

  •  PG

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Alternative Titles

  • El león del desierto
Content Score: 93

6.8/10 (12 votes)


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.


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


Director: Moustapha Akkad
Writers: ,

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Anthony Quinn

Anthony Quinn
as Omar Mukhtar

Rod Steiger

Rod Steiger
as Benito Mussolini

Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed
as Gen. Rodolfo Graziani…

Irene Papas

Irene Papas
as Mabrouka

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