Lion of the Desert (1981)

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.

Directing:
  • Moustapha Akkad

Writing:
  • David Butler
  • H.A.L. Craig

Stars:
Release Date: 1981-04-17
themoviedb icon 7.4/10
  • Country: LY, US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 173
  • Budget: $35,000,000
  • Revenue: $1,500,000

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John Gielgud
John Gielgud
Sharif El Gariani
Anthony Quinn
Anthony Quinn
Omar Mukhtar
Rod Steiger
Rod Steiger
Benito Mussolini
Irene Papas
Irene Papas
Mabrouka
Oliver Reed
Oliver Reed
Gen. Rodolfo Graziani
Raf Vallone
Raf Vallone
Colonel Diodiece
Andrew Keir
Andrew Keir
Salem
Gastone Moschin
Gastone Mosch...
Major Tomelli
Stefano Patrizi
Stefano Patri...
Lt. Sandrini
Adolfo Lastretti
Adolfo Lastre...
Colonel Sarsani
Sky du Mont
Sky du Mont
Prince Amadeo
Takis Emmanuel
Takis Emmanue...
Bu-Matari
Rodolfo Bigotti
Rodolfo Bigot...
Ismail
Robert Brown
Robert Brown
Al Fadeel
Eleonora Stathopoulou
Eleonora Stat...
Ali's mother
Mamiko Noto
Mamiko Noto
Sanae Kobayashi
Sanae Kobayas...
Kikuko Inoue
Kikuko Inoue
Franco Fantasia
Franco Fantas...
Governor General
Lorenzo Piani
Lorenzo Piani
Prisoner Escort
Luciano Catenacci
Luciano Caten...
Italian Sergeant
Luciano Bartoli
Luciano Barto...
Captain Lontano
Claudio Gora
Claudio Gora
President of the Court
Giordano Falzoni
Giordano Falz...
Judge at Camp
Ewen Solon
Ewen Solon
Italian Tank Commander
Loris Bazzocchi
Loris Bazzocc...
Alec Mango
Alec Mango
George Sweeney
George Sweene...
Captain Biagi
Pietro Brambilla
Pietro Brambi...
Young Soldier
Pietro Tordi
Pietro Tordi
Field Marshall
Mario Feliciani
Mario Felicia...
Lobitto
Gianfranco Barra
Gianfranco Ba...
Abdul
Lino Capolicchio
Lino Capolicc...
Captain Bedendo
Tom Felleghy
Tom Felleghy
Italian General (uncredited)
Angelo Ragusa
Angelo Ragusa
Arab Caught in Barbed Wire (uncredited)
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