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While under contract to Warner Bros., George Raft turned down picture after picture as being "unimportant" and thus unworthy of his talents. Among his turned-down projects were such minor items as George Raft and George Raft. By 1949, however, Raft's star had eclipsed, and he was obliged to accept whatever came along. Outpost in Morocco wasn't exactly a "B" picture -- it was expensively filmed on location -- but neither was it in the same league as Raft's earlier vehicles. Cast as Capt. Paul Gerard, a foreign-legion officer, Raft finds himself on the horns of a dilemma. He must protect his garrison from the rebel hordes of a native Emir (Eduard Franz) -- who happens to be the father of Cara (Marie Windsor), the woman Gerard loves. Akim Tamiroff easily steals the show as Gerard's slovenly second-in-command. The film truly comes to life only during the battle scenes, which utilize the services of hundreds of genuine Legionnaires and Moroccan cavalrymen. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast

George Raft
as Capt. Paul Gerard
Marie Windsor
as Cara
Akim Tamiroff
as Lt. Glysko
John Litel
as Col. Pascal
Eduard Franz
as Emir of Bel-Rashad
Erno Verebes
as Bamboule
Crane Whitley
as Caid Osman
Damian O'Flynn
as Commandant Fronval

Crew

Robert Florey
Director
Lucien Andriot
Cinematographer
Michel Michelet
Composer (Music Score)
Arthur Lonergan
Art Director
Sam Bischoff
Executive Producer
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