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Outpost in Morocco (1949)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 2 May 1949 (USA)
After escorting an Emir's daughter to her father's stronghold, French Foreign Legion Captain Gerard's unit joins an isolated Moroccan outpost facing imminent attack by rebel Bedouin tribes.

Director:

Robert Florey

Writers:

Charles Grayson (screenplay), Paul de Sainte Colombe (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
George Raft ... Capt. Paul Gerard
Marie Windsor ... Cara
Akim Tamiroff ... Lt. Glysko
John Litel ... Col. Pascal
Ernö Verebes ... Bamboule
Eduard Franz ... Emir of Bel-Rashad
Crane Whitley Crane Whitley ... Caid Osman
Damian O'Flynn ... Commandant Louis Fronval
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Capt. Gerard, greatest lover in the Foreign Legion, is assigned to escort an emir's daughter to her father's mountain citadel and find out what he can about the emir's activities. Gerard enjoys his work with lovely Cara, but arrives to find rebellion brewing. Can the garrison be reinforced in time? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Actually filmed in the heretofore forbidden zones of Morocco with the roughest, toughest sons-of-adventure ... The French Foreign Legion !

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aufruhr in Marokko See more »

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Production Co:

Moroccan Pictures See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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According to director Jean Delannoy in his autobiography, first assistant Roger Calon and second assistant Jean-Paul Gudin were both killed in a jeep accident during the making of this film. See more »

Goofs

When Captain Gerard and Cara are sharing a meal on their journey she tells him "left hand, always" when he uses his right hand to pick up from the dish. This is totally incorrect. In the Middle East and parts of India the left hand is considered 'dirty' and is never used to pick up food. See more »

Quotes

Bamboule: Knowing the captain, I'd look for him in some nice, cool room with a sultry lady.
Orderly: There are so many sultry ladies in Tesket.
Bamboule: Uh huh. Interesting problem, isn't it?
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Stimulating adventures film about the Foreign Legion in Africa
24 February 2009 | by ma-cortesSee all my reviews

This adventures and lackluster desert opus deals about Paul Gerard(George Raft) a French legionnaire officer. The philander legionnaire is sent a dangerous assignment, escort an Emir of Bel-Rashad's daughter(Marie Windsor) and investigate the Emir's(Edward Franz) activities. Then Paul discovers a Mouser rifles for a possible rebellion. Meanwhile he falls in love with Cara and befriends a sympathetic lieutenant(Akim Tamiroff).

Acceptable action/adventures movie blending drama of self-sacrifice, love story and spectacular outdoors. The film concerns about the French Legion, an instrument of conquest of the North of Africa and Indochina. This regiment was employed for bloody fights and futile wars in a vain attempt to retain territories . Some moment is rather dull but in the second half is a bit more exciting with forced march and taking place in an isolate fort as well as Arab attacks. Atmosphere is appropriately depressing and and gritty, especially during the blockade when the regiment bears starvation and with no water. Evovative and adequate musical score by Michel Michelet.The picture was shot in Imperial County, California and Morocco, at the beginning the producers thanksgiving the French army for its collaboration. The story belongs a genre which has given classics, such as ¨Beau Geste(Gary Cooper)¨ and ¨Under two flags(Ronald Colman)¨ and full of humor as ¨Beau Hunks¨with Stan Laurel and Oliver Hardy. The motion picture is professionally directed by Robert Florey, a nice craftsman. He's expert on adventures genre: ¨Tarzan and the mermaids¨, ¨Rogues' regiment¨ also with the Foreign Legion and Terror genre : 'Beast with five fingers'and 'Murders in the Rue Morgue'. Rating : Acceptable adventures movie is passable at its kind , providing some of entertainment and fun.


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