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An American with a shady past joins with a morally-bankrupt Irishman to find treasure buried by Arabs in a deserted mosque in the Sahara. The situation becomes complicated when they are surrounded by bellicose Bedouin bandits.

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John Brahm

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Jeff Bailey (story), Endre Bohem (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Conte ... John Gillmore
Victor McLaglen ... Robert Emmett Donovan
Richard Carlson ... Insp. Levering
Mala Powers ... Aileen Donovan
Richard Erdman ... Selby
Pedro Gonzalez Gonzalez ... Kamal (as Gonzales Gonzales)
Hillary Brooke ... Nora Nielson
Maurice Hill Maurice Hill ... Peters (as Maury Hill)
Jay Novello ... Basim
Albert Carrier ... MacMillan
Eileen Rowe Eileen Rowe ... Lily
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An American with a shady past, John Gilmore and an Irishman without a conscience, Robert Emmett Donovan, are in search of hidden gold secreted in an old mosque by desert people during the Montgomery-Rommel fighting. Gilmore, a partner with Donovan in a bistro, learns of the gold from Shelby and the two plan to get it, but Donovan learns of it and, despite the arrival of his daughter, Aileen, who he has not seen since her childhood, joins Gilmore and Shelby. A jeep they steal puts Inspector Levering on their trail and he sets out after them, with Aileen, in a plane. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

14 September 1955 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La moschea nel deserto See more »

Filming Locations:

Yuma, Arizona, USA See more »

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Production Co:

Panamint Film See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

2.00 : 1
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The last music score for RKO by Roy Webb, who had been with the studio since 1929. See more »

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Bengazi
Written by Murray Arnold
Performed by Murray Arnold and the Jamsters
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It's Not Nice to Steal Treasure from the Bedouins
12 June 2006 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

If you can accept the fact that Victor McLaglen is running an Irish Pub in Bengazi, Libya during the post World War II years, you'll swallow anything. Other than the fact that alcohol is forbidden to Moslems, I'm sure he's doing a great business.

He and Richard Conte hear of a proposition from escaped convict Richard Erdman about some treasure buried in a mosque in the middle of the desert, they take off looking for it. Of course at the same time, Scottish police inspector Richard Carlson and McLaglen's daughter Mala Powers also go looking for them.

They all wind up with a lot of angry Bedouins shooting at them. I mean they are trying to rob the tribe. How rude of the Bedouins to object.

Bengazi played the bottom half of double bills when it came out and I'm sure the audience was praying for the main feature to start.


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