Adventure In Iraq
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- Rated: Not Rated
- Run Time: 1 hours, 4 minutes
- Video: Black & White
- Released: September 28, 2004
- Originally Released: 1943
- Label: Alpha Video
- Encoding: Region 0 (Worldwide)
- Packaging: Keep Case
- Aspect Ratio: Full Frame - 1.33
- [unspecified] - English
Performers, Cast and Crew:
|Starring||Ruth Ford, John Loder & Paul Cavanagh|
|Directed by||D. Ross Lederman|
|Screenplay by||George R. Bilson & Robert E. Kent|
Description by OLDIES.com:
Movie Lovers' Ratings & Reviews:
Based on 215 ratings.
OK. A place crashes in Iraq in what looks like a pinfe forest but later appears to be a desert around that most famous outdoor set - Spann Ranch. The Arabs and Iraqis are not portrayed well and the action - what little is found - is kind of reserved to the end when US biplanes - like the cavalry in a western - arrive on the scene and save the day. Too much talk in the middle doesn't help.
A pilot from the Flying Tigers, another guy, and a woman have a forced landing in Iraq due to engine trouble, and they become the guest of a guy who's apparently an ancestor of Saddam Hussein - a devil-worshiping sheik. They're treated well, but he's working with the Nazis and plans to hold them hostage in exchange for the release of some of his brothers who've been arrested for spying. The brothers are due to be executed, and if they are, he'll let the prisoners be executed in a Satanic rite. Most of this "adventure" consists of standing around waiting and talking, but there is a little action toward the end, which includes a really obvious mannequin being thrown off a balcony. It has novelty (not many WW II movies were concerned with Arabs) and decent production values (it looks really good for a B-film) on its side, but is too slow and mundane overall to be very tempting.