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Memed, My Hawk Details

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This disappointing, pretentious farce by writer and director [[Performer~P114937~Peter Ustinov~peterustinov]], who also stars as the incompetent but powerful Abki Aga, is based on a novel by Yashar Kemal about Memed ([[Performer~P20828~Simon Dutton~simondutton]]) a man who escapes into the Turkish hills with the woman he loves ([[Performer~P48327~Leonie Mellinger~leoniemellinger]]), a woman already betrothed to the nephew of the region's governor (Aga). Even though Memed joins a band of brigands he is not successful when he first tries to kill Aga, who lords it over five different villages and has a sizeable army, and so he tries again. Unfortunately, Turkey is not only the setting, but an apt descriptive term for this 105-minute film. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Peter Ustinov
as Abdi Aga
Herbert Lom
as Ali Safa
Denis Quilley
as Rejeb
Michael Elphick
as Jabbar
Leonie Mellinger
as Hatche
Vladek Sheybal
as Lame Ali
Walter Gotell
as Sgt.Asim
Relja Basic
as Mad Durdu
Michael Gough
as Kerimoglu
Rosalie Crutchley
as Mother
Ernest Clark
as Father
Edward Burnham
as Naked Man

Crew

Peter Ustinov
Director
Peter Ustinov
Screenwriter
Yasar Kemal
Book Author
Freddie Francis
Cinematographer
Peter Honess
Editor
Brian Smedley-Aston
Co-producer
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