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Lion of the Desert

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Libyan leader Moummar Quaddafi financed this desert epic about a Libyan hero who helped his nation fend off an Italian invasion in 1929. [[Performer~P107297~Anthony Quinn~anthonyquinn]] stars as Omar Mukhtar, who organizes Libyan forces to hold off the encroaching Italian troops under General Rodolfo Graziana ([[Performer~P59280~Oliver Reed~oliverreed]]), who are trying to gain a foothold on Libyan soil under direct orders from the Italian dictator Mussolini ([[Performer~P67882~Rod Steiger~rodsteiger...more

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