Lion of the Desert

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Time Out says

Oliver Reed, the megalomaniac vanguard of Mussolini's Roman Empire, mumbles his way across Libya in 1929, decimating and concentrating and finally hanging Bedouin leader Quinn. At which, with smug hindsight, we do not blanch, knowing that everyone gets their just deserts (pronounce this either way) eventually. History furnishes an eventful plot, the film-makers supply the stereotyped characters, and the heavens (apparently) an ethereal chorus, resulting in a not unenjoyable ripping yarn.
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Release details

UK release:

1980

Duration:

163 mins

Cast and crew

Director:

Moustapha Akkad

Cast:

Andrew Keir, John Gielgud, Rod Steiger, Raf Vallone, Irene Papas, Oliver Reed, Anthony Quinn, Gastone Moschin

Music:

Maurice Jarre

Production Designer:

Syd Cain, Mario Garbuglia

Editor:

John Shirley

Cinematography:

Jack Hildyard

Screenwriter:

HAL Craig

Producer:

Moustapha Akkad

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Dave

If you have three hours to kill and want a movie that has intense, incredible action scenes and fantastic performances by two greatest actors, this is the movie for you. The action sequences are breathtaking. but add in the action and a good supporting cast and this movie earns its high rating.People who've seen the film will know what I mean.

Dave

If you have three hours to kill and want a movie that has intense, incredible action scenes and fantastic performances by two greatest actors, this is the movie for you. The action sequences are breathtaking. but add in the action and a good supporting cast and this movie earns its high rating.People who've seen the film will know what I mean.

Ommar

A must see classic, Anthony Quinn does justice to Omar Mukhtar while the movie is quite accurate in portraying the historical events that took place. Exciting, emotional and gripping this movie is very revelant to todays era of war, oppression and tyranny. The uphill strugle of a few brave men who come against overwhelming odds to resist against the greed of occupying forces. And to know this film is accurate lets you appreciate it that much more. Beautiful...

Ommar

A must see classic, Anthony Quinn does justice to Omar Mukhtar while the movie is quite accurate in portraying the historical events that took place. Exciting, emotional and gripping this movie is very revelant to todays era of war, oppression and tyranny. The uphill strugle of a few brave men who come against overwhelming odds to resist against the greed of occupying forces. And to know this film is accurate lets you appreciate it that much more. Beautiful...