Lion of the Desert

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Lion of the Desert ★★★ Omar Mukhtar 1981 (PG)

Bedouin horse militias faceoff against Mussolini's armored terror in this epic historical drama. Omar Muktar (Quinn as the “Desert Lion”) and his Liby an guerrilla patriots kept the Italian troops of Mussolini (Steiger) at bay for 20 years. Outstanding performances enhanced by the desert backdrop. A British-Libyan co production. 162m/C VHS, DVD . GB Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Irene Papas, Rod Steiger, Raf Vallone, John Gielgud; D: Moustapha Akkad; W: H.A.L. Craig; C: Jack Hildyard; M: Maurice Jarre.