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Legend of the Lost Details

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Produced and directed by Henry Hathaway, The Legend of the Lost boasted the one-time-only teaming of John Wayne and Sophia Loren. Location-filmed in the Sahara desert, the story concerns the efforts of Wayne, Loren and Rosanno Brazzi to locate a missing treasure in the ruins of ancient Timgrad. Once found, the treasure is stolen by Brazzi, who leaves his partners in the middle of nowhere to die like rats. Fortunately, Wayne and Loren survive the ordeal, though Brazzi is not so lucky. Of the three stars, Brazzi delivers the most interesting performance, while Wayne and Loren seem ill-at-ease throughout. The best aspect of this sometimes ponderous effort is the color cinematography of the great Jack Cardiff. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

John Wayne
as Joe January
Sophia Loren
as Dita
Rossano Brazzi
as Paul Bonnard
Kurt Kasznar
as Prefect Dukas
Sonia Moser
as Girl
Angela Portaluri
as Girl
Ibrahim El Hadish
as Galli Galli

Crew

Henry Hathaway
Director
Henry Hathaway
Producer
Ben Hecht
Screenwriter
Jack Cardiff
Cinematographer
Bert Bates
Editor
Gaia Romanini
Costume Designer
Webb Overlander
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