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Outpost in Morocco (1949)

Approved | | Action, Adventure | 2 May 1949 (USA)
After escorting an Emir's daughter to her father's stronghold, French Foreign Legion Captain Gerard's unit joins an isolated Moroccan outpost facing imminent attack by rebel Bedouin tribes.

Director:

Robert Florey

Writers:

Charles Grayson (screenplay), Paul de Sainte Colombe (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

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

Capt. Gerard, greatest lover in the Foreign Legion, is assigned to escort an emir's daughter to her father's mountain citadel and find out what he can about the emir's activities. Gerard enjoys his work with lovely Cara, but arrives to find rebellion brewing. Can the garrison be reinforced in time? Written by Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Actually filmed in the heretofore forbidden zones of Morocco with the roughest, toughest sons-of-adventure ... The French Foreign Legion !

Genres:

Action | Adventure

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

2 May 1949 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Aufruhr in Marokko See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Moroccan Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Extras were provided by the French Foreign Legion and the Moroccan Spahi cavalry. See more »

Goofs

When Captain Gerard and Cara are sharing a meal on their journey she tells him "left hand, always" when he uses his right hand to pick up from the dish. This is totally incorrect. In the Middle East and parts of India the left hand is considered 'dirty' and is never used to pick up food. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Pascal: Your record is an excellent one, except for certain, uh, shall we say, uh, romantic, uh, complications.
Capt. Paul Gerard: My duties have taken me into many strange places.
Colonel Pascal: So I noticed.
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Good French Foreign Legion Adventure
27 February 2008 | by anthonyrwaldmanSee all my reviews

Although "Outpost in Moroco" was made in 1949 it has more in common with adventure films that were made during the 1930's. I suppose along with "Morocco" "Beau Geste" and "under Two Flags" is makes up a quartet of American black and white French Foreign Legion films. "Outpost in Morocco" was actually filmed in Morocco with the co-operation of both the French government and the Legion. The story has the romance of the Legion with a love affair between a rebel Amir's daughter Cara, played by Marie Windsor and a french officer Captain Gerard played by George Raft. The are the desert campfire scenes, escapes over rooftops, an outpost on the frontier, desert marches and men struggling to survive through lack of water. The action sequences are very well produced and photographed. The story obviously does not take place in 1949 because there is nothing mechanized in this film. Also we get to see George Raft and Mari Wilson dance the tango in an early sophisticated cafe scene( it has a cirtain similarity to Rik's in Casablanca) - the film is probably set in the 1920's. Good fun.

The film was serialised as a strip in a British comic called "Film Fun" after its release in Britain in 1950.


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