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The Desert Song (1943)

Paul Hudson, leads a group of desert bandits against some Nazis, who want to use them as cheap labor for their railroad.

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Robert Florey
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Nominated for 1 Oscar. See more awards »

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Cast

Cast overview:
Dennis Morgan ... Paul Hudson / El Khobar
Irene Manning ... Margot
Bruce Cabot ... Colonel Fontaine
Lynne Overman ... Johnny Walsh
Gene Lockhart ... Pere FanFan
Faye Emerson ... Hajy
Victor Francen ... Caid Yousseff
Curt Bois ... François
Jack La Rue ... Lieutenant Bertin
Marcel Dalio ... Tarbouch
Nestor Paiva ... Benoit
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Paul Hudson, leads a group of desert bandits against some Nazis, who want to use them as cheap labor for their railroad.

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Thrills galore! Glorious Technicolor!

Genres:

Adventure | Musical | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French | German

Release Date:

13 September 1944 (Mexico) See more »

Also Known As:

The Desert Song See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,148,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Warner Bros. See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Connections

Version of The Desert Song (1955) See more »

Soundtracks

The Riff Song
Music by Sigmund Romberg
Lyrics by Otto A. Harbach and Oscar Hammerstein II
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Movie has been remastered, but remains uncirculated
24 August 2000 | by relsnerSee all my reviews

It's my understanding that this great movie was re-mastered in the mid-90s, and even shown for one week in New York City before suddenly being taken out of circulation. Apparently, there is a copyright problem over ONE SONG in the movie, which has apparently caused Warner Bros./Turner Classic Movies, or whomever has its rights, to withhold release of The Desert Song (1944 version) from theatrical circulation or home video and DVD. One would think there must be a way around this stumbling block, even if the (probably unfamiliar, non-Romberg) song had to be deleted to permit its re-release. -- Bob Elsner, Palm Sprngs, CA


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