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Lion of the Desert (1981)


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Action & Adventure, Drama, History, War & Military
2h 53min
Age rating


Anthony Quinn
Omar Mukhtar
Rod Steiger
Benito Mussolini
Oliver Reed
Gen. Rodolfo Graziani
Raf Vallone
Colonel Diodiece
John Gielgud
Sharif El Gariani
Gastone Moschin
Major Tomelli
Stefano Patrizi
Lt. Sandrini
Adolfo Lastretti
Colonel Sarsani
Sky du Mont
Prince Amadeo
Luciano Bartoli
Captain Lontano
Franco Fantasia
Governor General
Luciano Catenacci
Italian Sergeant
Claudio Gora
President of the Court
Giordano Falzoni
Judge at Camp
Ewen Solon
Italian Tank Commander
George Sweeney
Captain Biagi
Pietro Brambilla
Young Soldier
Pietro Tordi
Field Marshall
Lino Capolicchio
Captain Bedendo
Lorenzo Piani
Prisoner Escort
Tom Felleghy
Italian General (uncredited)
Angelo Ragusa
Arab Caught in Barbed Wire (uncredited)
Amedeo Salamon
Man Watching Trail (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti
Military Judge (uncredited)
Scott Richard Fensome
Machine Gun Sergeant (uncredited)


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.

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