A Yank in Libya

A war correspondent helps squash a Nazi scheme to attack a British garrison.
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DVD Features:

  • Rated: Not Rated
  • Run Time: 1 hours, 6 minutes
  • Video: Black & White
  • Released: July 27, 2004
  • Originally Released: 1942
  • Label: Alpha Video
  • Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
  • Packaging: Keep Case
  • Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33

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Description by OLDIES.com:

While traveling through the deserts of Libya, Mike Malone (Walter Woolf King), a brash and cocky newspaper reporter, uncovers a Nazi plot to incite the Arab tribes to arise and murder all Americans. When he tries to report the imminent danger to the British consul, no one wants to listen. He decides to investigate on his own. Posing as an Arab merchant selling razor blades and shoelaces, Brooklyn native Parkyakarkus befriends the Yankee reporter. He assists him in a series of dangerous encounters with angry Arabs and deadly agents of the Third Reich.

Parkyakarkus, the well-known radio comedian, plays "himself" in this role and the heroic Sheik David is portrayed by the handsome Duncan Renaldo, later to become famous as TV's "Cisco Kid."

Product Description:

An American correspondent (Walter Woolf King) in the Middle East finds himself in harm's way when he uncovers a Nazi plot to use Arab tribes to overtake a British military post in Libya.


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Another Arab Uprising Foiled Movie Lover: from Middle Village, NY US -- June, 27, 2010

It's early in WWII, a wise-cracking reporter finds himself in Libya where a tribe of Arabs (financed and backed by Nazis of course) are ready to turn Noth Africa into flaming revolt. Will the reporter stop them? How did the British get an outpost in pre-War Libya? Does the beautiful girl ever stop smoking? What does the phrase "Razor Blades" signify? Was there ever a film made where Arabs were not the bad guys? To answer these questions, see this film. For a low budget quickie, it's pretty good.

Enjoyable World War II Flick Movie Lover: from The Bijou US -- October, 24, 2008

Obviously on a low budget, this little PRC movie manages to provide a lot of solid entertainment thanks to its casting. Walter King plays the wise acre reporter with gusto, HB Warner bumbles around like an old goof, Parkakarkus (yes, that really was his name!) throws out some great lines and Joan Woodbury does her usual smoking job of keeping everybody's temperature rising. The plot is a bit predictable but fast moving and even the score is pretty good. All in all, a fun little movie.

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  • Sales Rank: 34,253
  • UPC: 089218445698
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