Drums of the Desert

Directed by George Waggner
1940    64m    Approved
On his way to a post as special adviser of the new parachute troops of the French Foreign Legion in Morocco, Paul Dumont meets the beautiful Helene on the ship. A romance ensues, but the two decide to part when Paul learns that Helene is the fiancée of his best friend and fellow officer Raoul. Raoul is wounded during an Arab attack and the wedding is postponed, and Helene and Paul are thrown together and find it impossible to hide their feelings. They meet in the tent of Hassan, a fortune teller, not knowing the tent is a storage place for arms and ammunition belonging to Addullah, an Arab leader determined to avenge the death of his brother Ben Ali.
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Cast of Drums of the Desert
  • Ralph ByrdPaul Dumont
  • Lorna GrayHelene Laroche
  • George LynnCaptain Jean Bridaux (as George Peter Lynn)
  • Willy CastelloAddullah (as William Castello)
  • Mantan MorelandSergeant 'Blue' Williams
  • Jean Del ValColonel Fouchet (as Jean Del-Val)
  • Ann CodeeMme. Fouchet
  • Boyd IrwinCaptain Andre
  • Neyle MorrowBen Ali
  • Alberto MorinHassan
  • Jack ChefeSteward
  • Bud HarrisonBobo
  • DeForest CovanTribesman
  • Donald KerrHospital Attendant
  • John StarkBartosh
  • Charles TownsendSergeant Duval

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