Lion of the Desert, DVD



The true story of guerilla leader Omar Mukhtar, played here by Anthony Quinn.

It is 1929 and Italian dictator Benito Mussolini (Rod Steiger) orders General Rodolfo Graziani (Oliver Reed) to crush the Bedouin guerillas in Libya.

Graziani gathers together all the forces he can muster, but he still encounters stiff opposition from Mukhtar, who leads his men in a fearless desert battle against the Italians until he is finally caught and hanged.


  • Format: DVD
  • Region: 2
  • Certification: (15)
  • EAN: 5060020702785
  • Catalogue number: ABD1067
  • Studio: Platform Entertainment Limited
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  • Genre: Drama
  • Colour: Colour


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