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Lion of the desert

Author: Moustapha AkkadH A L CraigAnthony QuinnOliver ReedRod SteigerAll authors
Publisher: Troy, MI : distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, 1998.
Edition/Format:   DVD video : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"The year is 1929 and dictator Benito Mussolini is still faced with the 20-year long war waged by Bedouin patriots to combat Italian colonization in Africa. Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani governor of Libya, confident that he can crush the rebellion and restore the glories of Imperial Rome. Inspirational in the Bedouin resistance toward the oppressors is the leadership of one man-- Omar Mukhtar. A  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction films
War films
Drama
Named Person: ʻUmar Mukhtār
Material Type: Videorecording
Document Type: Visual material
All Authors / Contributors: Moustapha Akkad; H A L Craig; Anthony Quinn; Oliver Reed; Rod Steiger; John Gielgud; Falcon Films.; Trancas International Films.; Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
OCLC Number: 44013376
Notes: Widescreen format (aspect ratio 1:85:1).
Originally released as a motion picture in 1979.
"Copyright 1991 Trancas International Films."--Container.
Special features include: Documentary, The making of an epic ; theatrical trailers ; still gallery.
Credits: Director of photography, Jack Hildyard ; editing, John Shirley ; music, Maurice Jarre.
Cast: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Irene Papas, Raf Vallone, Gastone Moschin, Andrew Keir, Sky Dumont, Robert Brown, Takis Emmanuel, Rod Steiger, and John Gielgud.
Target Audience: MPAA rating: PG.
Description: 1 videodisc (206 minutes) : sound, color, black and white ; 4 3/4 in.
Details: DVD.
Responsibility: a Falcon International production ; a Moustapha Akkad film ; screenplay written by H.A.L. Craig ; produced and directed by Moustapha Akkad.

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"The year is 1929 and dictator Benito Mussolini is still faced with the 20-year long war waged by Bedouin patriots to combat Italian colonization in Africa. Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani governor of Libya, confident that he can crush the rebellion and restore the glories of Imperial Rome. Inspirational in the Bedouin resistance toward the oppressors is the leadership of one man-- Omar Mukhtar. A teacher by profession, guerrilla by obligation, Mukhtar has committed himself to a war that cannot be won in his lifetime."--Container.

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