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A Yank in Libya (1942)

Passed | | Drama, Romance, War | 24 July 1942 (USA)
American correspondent Mike Malone uncovers a Nazi plot for an uprising of the Arab tribes in Lybia. Pursued by Sheik David and his men, Mike takes refuge in the suite of Nancy Brooks, who ... See full summary »

Director:

Albert Herman

Writers:

Arthur St. Claire (original story and screenplay), Sherman L. Lowe (original story and screenplay) (as Sherman Lowe)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Walter Woolf King ... Mike Malone
Joan Woodbury ... Nancy Brooks-Graham
H.B. Warner ... Herbert Forbes
Harry Parke ... 'Parky' Parkyarkarkus (as Parkyarkarkus)
Duncan Renaldo ... Sheik David
George J. Lewis ... Sheik Ibrahim (as George Lewis)
Wilhelm von Brincken ... Yussof Streyer (as William Vaughn)
Howard Banks Howard Banks ... Phillip Graham
Amarilla Morris Amarilla Morris ... Haditha - Dancer
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Storyline

American correspondent Mike Malone uncovers a Nazi plot for an uprising of the Arab tribes in Lybia. Pursued by Sheik David and his men, Mike takes refuge in the suite of Nancy Brooks, who is in the British Intelligence. He asks her to hide a gun and escapes through a window. Reporting the affair to British Consul Herbert Forbes, the latter tries to discourage him from further investigation, as the British are aware of the plot and are planning on staging a coup. He goes with Mike to Nancy's apartment, and she denies having ever seen him before. Sheik Ibrahim, next in command of the Arab tribe to Sheik David, is plotting with Nazi agent Yussof Streyer to kill David who is friendly with the British. Mike and Nancy have gone to David's camp, escape from Ibrahim's henchmen, and get back to El Moktar before the Arabs attack the garrison. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Packed With Thrills and Romance! (original poster) See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

Passed | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

24 July 1942 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

I ribelli del Sahara See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

M & H Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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The earliest documented telecast of this film in the New York City area occurred Monday 29 October 1945 on pioneer television station WNBT (Channel 1). In Cincinnati it first aired Sunday 26 December 1948 on WLW-T (Channel 4), in Dayton Tuesday 8 March 1949 on WHIO (Channel 13), in Chicago Saturday 26 March 1949 on WGN (Channel 9), in Detroit Tuesday 21 June 1949 on WXYZ (Channel 7), in Atlanta Sunday 4 September 1949 on WAGA (Channel 5), and in Albuquerque Saturday 10 September 1949 on KOB (Channel 4). See more »

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Poverty Row Classic
22 August 2004 | by sbibb1See all my reviews

This film is an example of what a low budget "B" film can be like. "A Yank In Libya" is one of those more classic B films amongst movie buffs, as well known for its title as it is for being a "poverty row" film. The film was produced and released by PRC, Producers Releasing Company. Intercut in the film are numerous scenes taken directly from other films, by doing this it was a cost saving measure. Also several scenes, such as the fight scenes were speeded up, much in the way old silent comedies were run at a faster speed.

The film has an interesting plot where Germans are supplying weapons to Arabs to murder Americans. H.B. Warner has a great supporting role playing the British diplomat. He is best knoiwn for having played Christ in the biblical silent epics. Joan Woodbury plays an attractive lead, in real life she was the wife of Henry Wilcoxon. Parkyakarkus, a radio actor of the time essentially plays himself. If you have no idea who he is, he looks, sounds and acts like Jack Oakie. Walter Woolf King essentially plays the male lead, and does a good job.


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