The Call

  • 1938
  • Movie
  • NR
  • Biography

Yonnel plays a titled Frenchman who forsakes his life of decadence and dissipation to become a monk and missionary in the Sahara. Not only does he manage to convert the Bedouins, but he manages to help France tighten its colonial grip on Morocco. The Arabs catch on to him and he becomes a martyr. Released on a limited basis in the US as a fundraising device...read more

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Yonnel plays a titled Frenchman who forsakes his life of decadence and dissipation to become a monk and missionary in the Sahara. Not only does he manage to convert the Bedouins, but he manages to help France tighten its colonial grip on Morocco. The Arabs catch on to him and he becomes a

martyr. Released on a limited basis in the US as a fundraising device for Catholic Charities, the film is shoddily done and without interest. Based on a true story.

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  • Review: Yonnel plays a titled Frenchman who forsakes his life of decadence and dissipation to become a monk and missionary in the Sahara. Not only does he manage to convert the Bedouins, but he manages to help France tighten its colonial grip on Morocco. The Arabs… (more)

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