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Lion of the Desert (1980) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Moustapha Akkad

Writing Credits (in alphabetical order)  

David Butler ... (additional material)
H.A.L. Craig
Paul Thompson ... (additional material) (as Paul Thompson)

Cast (in credits order)  

Anthony Quinn ... Omar Mukhtar
Oliver Reed ... Gen. Rodolfo Graziani
Irene Papas ... Mabrouka
Raf Vallone ... Colonel Diodiece
Rod Steiger ... Benito Mussolini
John Gielgud ... Sharif El Gariani
Andrew Keir ... Salem
Gastone Moschin ... Major Tomelli
Stefano Patrizi ... Lt. Sandrini
Adolfo Lastretti ... Colonel Sarsani
Sky du Mont ... Prince Amadeo (as Sky Dumont)
Takis Emmanuel ... Bu-Matari
Rodolfo Bigotti Rodolfo Bigotti ... Ismail
Robert Brown ... Al Fadeel
Eleonora Stathopoulou Eleonora Stathopoulou ... Ali's Mother
Luciano Bartoli ... Captain Lontano
Claudio Gora ... President of Court
Giordano Falzoni Giordano Falzoni ... Judge at Camp
Franco Fantasia Franco Fantasia ... Graziani's Aide
Ihab Werfali Ihab Werfali ... Ali
Ewen Solon
Loris Bazzocchi Loris Bazzocchi ... (as Loris Bazoki)
Alec Mango
Filippo De Gara Filippo De Gara ... (as Filippo Degara)
George Sweeney ... Captain Biagi
Luciano Catenacci Luciano Catenacci ... Italian Soldier
Victor Baring Victor Baring
Pietro Brambilla Pietro Brambilla ... Young Soldier
Pietro Tordi Pietro Tordi ... Field Marshal
Massimiliano Baratta Massimiliano Baratta ... Capture Captain
Mario Feliciani ... Lobitto
Gianfranco Barra ... Sentry
Piero Gerlini Piero Gerlini ... Barillo (as Pietro Gerlini)
Lino Capolicchio ... Captain Bedendo
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Sadettin Erbil ... Sharif El Gariani (voice)
Erdogan Esenboga Erdogan Esenboga ... Captain Lontano (voice)
Osman Görgen Osman Görgen ... Ismail (voice)
Esen Günay Esen Günay ... Narrator (voice)
Agah Hün Agah Hün ... Omar Mukhtar (voice)
Alev Koral Alev Koral ... Mabrouka (voice)
Pekcan Kosar Pekcan Kosar ... Benito Mussolini (voice)
Benito Mussolini ... Himself (archive footage)
Kamran Usluer Kamran Usluer ... Colonel Diodiece (voice)
Erhan Yazicioglu Erhan Yazicioglu ... Lt. Sandrini (voice)
Sahin Çelik Sahin Çelik ... Prince Amadeo (voice) (as Sky Dumont)
Vala Önengüt Vala Önengüt ... Gen. Rodolfo Graziani (voice)
Mario Adorf ... (uncredited)
Mark Colleano Mark Colleano ... Infantry Corporal (uncredited)
Tom Felleghy Tom Felleghy ... Italian General (uncredited)
Scott Richard Fensome Scott Richard Fensome ... Machine Gun Sergeant (uncredited)
Alfonso Giganti Alfonso Giganti ... Military Judge (uncredited)
Lorenzo Piani Lorenzo Piani ... Prisoner Escort Guard (uncredited)
Angelo Ragusa ... Italian Soldier (uncredited)
Amedeo Salamon Amedeo Salamon ... Man watching the trail (uncredited)

Produced by 

Moustapha Akkad ... producer
June Bordcosh ... assistant producer
Mohammad Sanousi ... producer
Roy Stevens ... associate producer
Nahila May Al-Jabri ... assistant producer (uncredited)
Geoffrey Helman ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by 

Maurice Jarre

Cinematography by 

Jack Hildyard

Film Editing by 

John Shirley

Casting By 

Paola Roli ... (as Paola Rolli)
Maude Spector

Production Design by 

Syd Cain
Mario Garbuglia

Art Direction by 

Bob Bell
Maurice Cain
Giorgio Desideri

Costume Design by 

Piero Cicoletti
Hassan Ben Dardaf
Orietta Nasalli-Rocca

Makeup Department 

Alan Boyle ... makeup artist
Adalgisa Favella ... hair stylist (as Adelgisa Favella)
Ahmed Hassan Hassan ... makeup artist
Neville Smallwood ... makeup artist

Production Management 

Mara Blasetti ... production manager: Italy
Ray Frift ... production manager
John Oldknow ... unit manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Roberto Cirla ... second assistant director
Carlos Gil ... first assistant director
Miguel Gil ... first assistant director
Mohammed Najm ... second assistant director
Glenn Randall Jr. ... second unit director (as Glenn Randall)
Ali Ahmed Salem ... second assistant director
Giorgio Venturoli ... second assistant director

Art Department 

Albert Blackshaw ... construction manager
Dave Coldham ... Supervisor plasterer: Libya
Ray Traynor ... property master
Michael Guyett ... scenic painter (uncredited)

Sound Department 

Norman Bolland ... sound recordist
Eric Chohan ... boom operator
Chris Greenham ... sound editor
Gerry Humphreys ... re-recording mixer
John Stevenson ... boom operator
Jim Willis ... sound recordist
Lionel Strutt ... sound recordist (uncredited)

Special Effects by 

Terry Glass ... special effects
Kit West ... special effects supervisor
Dino Galiano ... special effects technician (uncredited)

Stunts 

Glenn Randall Jr. ... stunt coordinator (as Glenn Randall)
Roy Alon ... stunts (uncredited)
Sergio Mioni ... stunts (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department 

James Bawden ... camera operator
David Farrell ... still photographer
John Fenner ... gaffer
Alvaro Romagnoli ... gaffer: Italy
Jimmy Turrell ... camera operator (as James Turrell)
Adolfo Bartoli ... assistant camera (uncredited)

Casting Department 

Paola Roli ... casting: Italy (as Paola Rolli)
Maude Spector ... casting: London

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Paul Vachon ... wardrobe supervisor

Editorial Department 

Graham Farrow ... assistant editor

Location Management 

Mohammed Bufana ... location manager
F. Sherwin Green ... location manager (as Frank Sherwin Green)
Claude Gresset ... location manager
Moustapha Hijaouy ... location manager
Umberto Sambuco ... location manager: Italy (as Umberto Sambucco)

Music Department 

Robin Clarke ... music editor
Maurice Jarre ... conductor
London Symphony Orchestra ... music played by (as The London Symphony Orchestra)
Eric Tomlinson ... music recordist
Frank Barber ... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Christopher Palmer ... assistant: Maurice Jarre (uncredited)
Garry Ulmer ... re-scoring mixer (uncredited)

Other crew 

Reyad Akkad ... production coordinator
Nahila May Al-Jabri ... production assistant (as May Jabri)
Takvor Antonian ... liaison: Cairo
Bill Aylmore ... armorer
Teresa Bolland ... liaison: London
Stanley Burridge ... production accountant
Nabil Daou ... financial coordinator
Rosalba Di Bartolo Tonti ... production assistant (as Rosalba Tonti)
Rita Durio ... production secretary
Franco Fantasia ... technical advisor
Giulia Gionta ... production assistant
Marguerite Green ... production assistant
Maria Gutierrez ... liaison: Madrid
Geoffrey Helman ... production executive
Sally Jones ... continuity
Maurice Landsberger ... production controller
Nino Lembo ... jewellery and decorations
Juan Maján ... horse master (as Juan Majan Sosa)
Len Neider ... caterer
Merrilu Nelson ... liaison: Los Angeles
Chuck Painter ... unit publicist
Carole Sacripanti ... production assistant
Phillip Small ... chef
George Spenton-Foster ... dialogue supervisor
Michael Starkey ... researcher
Ramsey Thomas ... script consultant (as Ramzi Thomas)
Constance Willis ... continuity (as Connie Willis)
Corrado Sofia ... production assistant (uncredited)

See also

Release Dates | Official Sites | Company Credits | Filming & Production | Technical Specs

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