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Title Lion of the desert = Asad al-sạhṛāʼ / a Moustapha Akkad film ; screenplay by H.A.L. Craig ; produced and directed by Moustapha Akkad
Edition Twenty-fifth anniversary 2 disc-set
Published Troy, MI : Distributed by Anchor Bay Entertainment, [2005]


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  791.4372 Akk/Lot  AVAILABLE
Description 2 videodiscs (approximately 173 min.) : sound, color with black and white sequences ; 4 3/4 in
Contents Disc 1: English language -- Disc 2: Arabic language
Summary Between two world wars, a struggle for freedom took place in the African desert. This movie is the historically accurate story about the Libyan resistance leader, Omar Mukhtar, who led the Libyan resistance against the Italian oppressors from 1911-1931
Notes Title from container
Originally produced as a motion picture in 1981
Special features: The making of "Lion of the desert"; audio commentary with producer/director Moustapha Akkad
Credits Photography, Jack Hildyard ; music, Maurice Jarre
Cast Oliver Reed, Anthony Quinn, Irene Papas, Raf Vallone, Gastone Moschin
Notes Rated: M, contains medium level violence
DVD, region 1, widescreen (1.77:1) presentation; Dolby Digital stereo
English or Arabic dialogue; English version closed-captioned
Available for Deakin University staff and students only
Subject Mukhtār, ʻUmar, 1860?-1931 -- Drama.
Libya -- History -- 1551-1912 -- Drama.
Libya -- History -- 1912-1951 -- Drama.
Genre/Form Biographical.
Historical films.
Feature films.
Fiction films.
Video recordings for the hearing impaired.
Video recordings.
Author Akkad, Moustapha, producer, director
Reed, Oliver, 1938-1999, actor
Quinn, Anthony, 1915-2001, actor
Papas, Irene, actor
Vallone, Raf, actor
Moschin, Gastone, 1929-2017, actor
Craig, H. A. L., author of screenplay
Hildyard, Jack.
Jarre, Maurice.
Anchor Bay Entertainment, Inc.
Other Titles Asad al-sạhṛāʼ
Alternate title from container: Omar Mukhtar