The Lion of the Desert

1981    2h 53m    PG
Drama, Action,
In 1929, Italian Fascist dictator Benito Mussolini appoints General Rodolfo Graziani as colonial governor to Italian Libya with orders to stamp-out all resistance from Libyan nationalists led by rebel guerrilla leader Omar Mukhtar.
Directed By
Moustapha Akkad
Falcon International Productions

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Cast of The Lion of the Desert
  • Anthony QuinnOmar Mukhtar
  • Rod SteigerBenito Mussolini
  • Oliver ReedGen. Rodolfo Graziani
  • Irene PapasMabrouka
  • Raf ValloneColonel Diodiece
  • John GielgudSharif El Gariani
  • Andrew KeirSalem
  • Gastone MoschinMajor Tomelli
  • Stefano PatriziLt. Sandrini
  • Adolfo LastrettiColonel Sarsani
  • Sky du MontPrince Amadeo
  • Takis EmmanuelBu-Matari
  • Rodolfo BigottiIsmail
  • Robert BrownAl Fadeel
  • Eleonora StathopoulouAli's mother
  • Luciano BartoliCaptain Lontano
  • Franco FantasiaGovernor General
  • Luciano CatenacciItalian Sergeant
  • Claudio GoraPresident of the Court
  • Giordano FalzoniJudge at Camp
  • Ihab WerfaliAli
  • Ewen SolonItalian Tank Commander
  • Loris Bazzocchi
  • Alec Mango
  • Filippo De Gara
  • George SweeneyCaptain Biagi
  • Victor Baring
  • Pietro BrambillaYoung Soldier
  • Pietro TordiField Marshall
  • Mario FelicianiLobitto
  • Gianfranco BarraAbdul
  • Piero GerliniBarillo
  • Lino CapolicchioCaptain Bedendo
  • Lorenzo PianiPrisoner Escort
  • Tom FelleghyItalian General (uncredited)
  • Mark ColleanoInfantry Corporal (uncredited)
  • Angelo RagusaArab Caught in Barbed Wire (uncredited)
  • Amedeo SalamonMan Watching Trail (uncredited)
  • Alfonso GigantiMilitary Judge (uncredited)
  • Scott Richard FensomeMachine Gun Sergeant (uncredited)
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