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FULL SYNOPSIS

This unexceptional adventure yarn by director Jacques Tourneur is set in the French Sudan during the beginning of World War II, when the French Foreign Legion was doing battle with the Tuaregs. In order to bring a halt to the hostilities, a powerful Muslim religious leader has to make it to Timbuktu, the center of the conflict. In the meantime, an American merchant-adventurer (Victor Mature) is helping out the French commander of the garrison at Timbuktu, and falling in love with the commander's wife (Yvonne De Carlo). Between the forbidden romance, the journey of the Muslim leader, and the angry Tuaregs, there are no dull moments even if the tension is not exactly unbearable. ~ Eleanor Mannikka, Rovi

Cast

Victor Mature
as Mike Conway
Yvonne De Carlo
as Natalie DuFort
George Dolenz
as Col. Dufort
John Dehner
as Emir
Robert Clarke
as Capt. Girard
Leonard Mudie
as Mohamet Adani
Willard Sage
as Maj. Leroux
Mark Dana
as Capt. Rimbaud
Larry Perron
as Dagana
Steven Darrell
as Nazir
Larry Chance
as Ahmed
Allen Pinson
as Sgt. Trooper
Sheldon Leonard
Allen Pinson
as Sgt. Trooper

Crew

Jacques Tourneur
Director
Edward Small
Producer
Anthony Veiller
Screenwriter
Paul Dudley
Screenwriter
Maury Gertsman
Cinematographer
Gerald Fried
Composer (Music Score)
Grant Whytock
Editor
William Glasgow
Art Director
Darrell Silvera
Set Designer
Joe Zomar
Special Effects
Layne Britton
Makeup
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