Lion of the Desert (Umar al Mukhtar)

Synopsis: Lion of the Desert is the dramatic action epic of the struggle of Omar Mukhtar, leader of the Muslim resistance in North Africa in the 1920's and 30's, against the imperialism of Mussolini and the Italian army. Despite the challenge of overcoming the fascist Italian war machine with only faith and wisdom, the Muslims led by Mukhtar maintained their resistance and refused to be conquered.

Genre: Drama Biography History

Cast: Anthony Quinn, Oliver Reed, Rod Steiger


Director: Moustapha Akkad

Writer: David Butler (additional material), H.A.L. Cr

Year Released: 1981

Run Time: 173