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Plot: At the beginning of the 20th century an American woman is abducted in Morocco by Berbers, and the attempts to free her range from diplomatic pressure to military intervention.
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A movie I’ve seen and enjoyed possibly more than any other movie. I first saw it as a kid and loved the drama and the great climactic battle. As I got older, I enjoyed it as much or more than before, but now due to all of the components that work together to make a true classic. The acting is great (especially Keith as T. Roosevelt), the cinematography spectacular, the script is full of gems, and the directing pulls it all together wonderfully. It’s loosely based on an actual event, and it shows rush of Europe and a newly emergent America to carve up the ‘Sick old Man’ (the Ottoman Empire) as it collapses in a fashion unlike any other ‘historical’ movie I’ve seen. Humor, drama, action, love…it’s got it all and deserves far more acclaim (much like ‘The Great Waldo Pepper’).
wants to be both an epic and a farce
It’s 1904 Tangiers, Morocco. The world powers are striving for influence in the country. Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli (Sean Connery) leads a Berber rebellion against the country’s immature ruling sultan. He kidnaps Eden Pedecaris (Candice Bergen) and her children William and Jennifer to provoke an international incident and a civil war. President Theodore Roosevelt (Brian Keith) uses the incident as propaganda to win his first election as president over the objections of his Secretary of State John Hay (John Huston).
Firstly, the music by Jerry Goldsmith is great and reminiscent of the Golden Age of Hollywood. There is no denying that this is one of the best musical score of that year. Sean Connery works well as an Arab. Candice Bergen is playing the throughly modern self-confident western woman. This movie is epic in scale but it’s a little too comedic to be taken that seriously. The two tones sometimes struggle against each other. Also the flipping back and forth between the kidnapped and the American politics do muddy the flow of the story. While the politics and Brian Keith’s performance are fascinating, it does serve to distract from the A-plot which is more of an old fashion high adventure. I almost wish this is split into two movies; one high adventure, and the other a bio of Teddy. The final battle is quite impressive but I don’t buy that the Germans and American would start a fight so easily.
Original Language en
Runtime 1 hr 59 min (119 min)
Genre Action, Adventure, Drama
Director John Milius
Writer John Milius
Actors Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith
Country United States
Awards Nominated for 2 Oscars. 6 nominations total
Production Company N/A
Sound Mix 70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints), Mono (35 mm prints)
Aspect Ratio 2.20 : 1 (70 mm prints), 2.35 : 1
Camera Panavision Lenses
Laboratory Metrocolor, Hollywood (CA), USA (color)
Film Length N/A
Negative Format 35 mm
Cinematographic Process Panavision (anamorphic)
Printed Film Format 35 mm, 70 mm (blow-up)