The Lion of the Desert

1981    2h 53m    PG
Drama, Action,
8.275%93%73%
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
Studio
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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