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      Desert Sands

      1955 1h 27m Adventure List
      Reviews 0% Audience Score Fewer than 50 Ratings Sheik El Zanal (Keith Larsen) and his faithful sister, Princess Zara (Marla English), plot revenge on an outpost of the French Foreign Legion 15 years after their parents are murdered in cold blood by men dressed as legionnaires. After the brutal massacre of a patrol unit, the fort's newly assigned commander, Capt. David Malcolm (Ralph Meeker), battles the cunning El Zanal and his henchmen while waiting for reinforcements -- and finding himself unexpectedly attracted to the beautiful Zara. Read More Read Less Watch on Prime Video Stream Now

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      Dennis Schwartz Dennis Schwartz Movie Reviews Conventional adventure film about the Foreign Legion soldiers fighting off attacking Arab tribesmen in their fort outpost in the Sahara Desert. Rated: C+ Jul 21, 2008 Full Review Read all reviews

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      Audience Member Rather turgid low budget desert epic. Ralph Meeker is a French Foreign Legionnaire who falls for an Arab woman (the very non-Arab looking Marla English) whose father, John Carradine, has sworn to kill all Legionnaires. It's essentially a western cavalry picture set in North Africa, but it's a pretty dull one peppered with a few decent action sequences. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 01/31/23 Full Review Audience Member ok french foreign legion tale Rated 2.5 out of 5 stars 01/21/23 Full Review Audience Member Bland sand pic is full of stilted dialogue and wooden performances. Ralph Meeker while not always the most relaxed of performers was usually looser than he is here, it almost seems as if he had just been handed the script before the cameras rolled so stiff is he. The rest of the cast is little better, Marla English seems to be sleep walking. There are many other much better films in this genre out there find one of them and skip this. Rated 2 out of 5 stars 02/27/23 Full Review Read all reviews Post a rating

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      Synopsis Sheik El Zanal (Keith Larsen) and his faithful sister, Princess Zara (Marla English), plot revenge on an outpost of the French Foreign Legion 15 years after their parents are murdered in cold blood by men dressed as legionnaires. After the brutal massacre of a patrol unit, the fort's newly assigned commander, Capt. David Malcolm (Ralph Meeker), battles the cunning El Zanal and his henchmen while waiting for reinforcements -- and finding himself unexpectedly attracted to the beautiful Zara.
      Director
      Lesley Selander
      Production Co
      Bel-Air Productions
      Genre
      Adventure
      Original Language
      English
      Release Date (Streaming)
      Sep 1, 2016
      Runtime
      1h 27m
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