Borneo, 1942: An American soldier escapes WWII and becomes the king of the headhunters in the jungle. Two British soldiers are parachuted into the area to find local support for the battle against the Japanese.
England, 1850s. A master criminal aims to rob a train of a large sum of gold. Security is incredibly tight and the task seems an impossible one. However, he has a plan and just the right people to carry it out.
A British mercenary arrives in pre-Revolution Cuba to help train General Batista's Army against Castro's guerrillas while he also romances a former lover now married to an unscrupulous plantation owner.
Influential Arab diplomat becomes the target of numerous assassination attempts, after he announces his plan to make peace with Israel by letting them join the Organization of the Petroleum Exporting Countries (O.P.E.C.).
Richard C. Sarafian
In the final battle, the German officer discards his gun, and fights the Raisuli with swords. In return, the Raisuli rewards the officer with a scar, a sign of courage in upper-class Germans and Austrians. In the dueling society, the victor was seen as the person who could walk away from the duel with an obvious scar. It was important to show one's dueling prowess, but also that one was capable of taking the wound that was inflicted. Courage was shown by being able to stand and take the blow as opposed to inflicting the scar. Facial scars were most desired. See more »
The actor playing the Marine Captain makes the common mistake of pronouncing "cavalry" as "calvary." Cavalry is a mobile army unit. Calvary is a hill by Jerusalem. See more »
Don't you agree that the most important part of the meal is the wine? Everything must follow the wine. And in this case, I should favor a Red Bordeaux.
A Red Bordeaux at lunch? Your late husband would never have approved.
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Closing credits: Certain events, characters and firms depicted in this photoplay are fictitious. Any similarity to actual persons living or dead or to actual firms is purely coincidental. See more »
A movie I've seen and enjoyed possibly more than any other movie. I first saw it as a kid and loved the drama and the great climactic battle. As I got older, I enjoyed it as much or more than before, but now due to all of the components that work together to make a true classic. The acting is great (especially Keith as T. Roosevelt), the cinematography spectacular, the script is full of gems, and the directing pulls it all together wonderfully. It's loosely based on an actual event, and it shows rush of Europe and a newly emergent America to carve up the 'Sick old Man' (the Ottoman Empire) as it collapses in a fashion unlike any other 'historical' movie I've seen. Humor, drama, action, love...it's got it all and deserves far more acclaim (much like 'The Great Waldo Pepper').
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