Lion Of The Desert

  • 1980
  • Movie
  • PG
  • Adventure, War

As a lengthy movie about a heroic Libyan fighting Italian fascism, it's not surprising that LION OF THE DESERT failed miserably at the box office. What is surprising is that it is a quality historical epic a la LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. Starring Anthony Quinn (who costarred in the David Lean film), featuring a score by LAWRENCE composer Maurice Jarre, and filling...read more

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Lion of the Desert - (Original Trailer)
Omar Mukhtar (Anthony Quinn) is the Lion of the Desert (1981), preventing a takeover of Libya by Italian Fascist troops.
(Movie Clip) I Give You Libya
Second part of Rod Steiger's introduction as Benito Mussolini, circa 1931, instructing his new governor General Graziani (Oliver Reed) on the challeng (more…)
(Movie Clip) Hostages Of War
Now hiding with his rebel forces in the Libyan mountains, Omar Muktar (Anthony Quinn) rejects the entreaties of Sharif El Gariani (John Gielgud) to su (more…)
(Movie Clip) Graziani Loves Blood
As a wedding party enters his Libyan town, rebel leader Omar Muktar (Anthony Quinn) learns from Bu-Matari (Takis Emmanuel) that Italian dictator Musso (more…)

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  • Released: 1980
  • Rating: PG
  • Review: As a lengthy movie about a heroic Libyan fighting Italian fascism, it's not surprising that LION OF THE DESERT failed miserably at the box office. What is surprising is that it is a quality historical epic a la LAWRENCE OF ARABIA. Starring Anthony Quinn (w… (more)

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