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Lion of the Desert [videorecording]

producer, director, Moustapha Akkad ; screenplay, Hal Craig
Format
Video; VHS
Summary
The Italian Fascists grow frustrated with the 20-year-war they have waged against the North African Bedouin tribe. The Fascist leader Mussolini orders his general to destroy the Bedouin Resistence at any cost and capture their leader, Mukhtar. Under pressure from Mussolini after an embarrassing defeat, General Graziani is forced to use more ruthless tactics, declaring war on the entire civilian population.
Director
Moustapha Akkad
Performers
Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Irene Papas, Raf Vallone, Rod Steiger, John Gielgud.
Release Date
1979
Run Time
206 min.
Language
English
Rating
Rated PG
Notes
  • Videocassette release of the 1979 motion picture by Falcon International Productions.
  • Presented widescreen and digitally mastered for optimum picture and sound. Also included is the documentary The making of an epic, plus theatrical trailers.
Variant Title
Omar Mukhtar, lion of the desert
Related Title
Making of an epic.
ISBN
0764002910
Credits
Photography, Jack Hildyard ; music, Maurice Jarre.
Published
Troy, MI : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, c1998.
Publisher no.
SV 10480 Anchor Bay Entertainment
Description
2 videocassettes (206 min.) : sd., col. ; 1/2 in.
VHS format [NTSC], hi-fi, stereo.
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