Il figlio dello sceicco (1962)


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Il figlio dello sceicco (1962)

Post by PeplumParadise » 22/11/2023, 12:36

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Director

Mario Costa

Storyline

In the Middle East, circa 1860s, the evil Omar seeks to become Khedive by killing off his adversaries and by marrying the reluctant Fawzia, favourite niece of the current Khedive. After marrying Fawzia, he plans to eliminate her so he can then marry his own choice, the ruthless Zahira. Omar's brutal policies result in the death of a young woman named Laila. Laila's brother, Kerim, then becomes Omar's sworn enemy. Now known as "the Black Shiek," Kerim becomes a Robin Hood of the desert, rallying various tribes in a revolt against Omar. In the process Kerim meets and falls in love with Fawzia who eventually comes to share his feelings. In disguise, Kerim infiltrates Omar's headquarters but is discovered, imprisoned -- along with Fawzia and her father, Mansur -- and flogged. A sympathetic slave girl named Selima rides and informs Prince Ahmed who comes to Kerim's rescue. In a hand-to-hand duel, Kerim kills Omar. Then Kerim and Fawzia ride off together into the desert. (from IMDb)

Cast

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Il figlio dello sceicco (1962)

Post by PeplumParadise » 22/11/2023, 13:00

Cast

Actors credited in the Italian version, in credit order

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Gordon Scott
as Kerim

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Cristina Gajoni
(credited as Cristina Gaioni")
as Fawzia

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Moira Orfei
as Zahira

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Alberto Farnese
as Omar

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Jany Clair
as The Prisoner

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Nando Tamberlani
as Mansur

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Luciano Benetti
(credited as "Lucien Benetti")
as Abbas

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Nando Angelini (c.s.c.)
Unidentified - Credit only

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Maria Grazia Spina
(credited as "Grazia Maria Spina")
as Laila

con la partecipazione straordinaria di
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Gordon Mitchell
as Yussuf
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Il figlio dello sceicco (1962)

Post by PeplumParadise » 22/11/2023, 13:05

Uncredited actors

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Lulla Selli
as Selima
She is credited with role in the original German programme for the film
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Post by PeplumParadise » 22/11/2023, 13:33

Unidentified actors

I've never managed to discover where this film was shot, but I presume it was either Egypt or Morocco. The entire film, including interiors, were shot on location, meaning all small part and background actors are local talent. I have not bothered to make shots of the background actors since they will all be complete unknowns. There are, however, 3 quite substantial speaking roles played by non-Italian actors who are uncredited, who I presume are played by actors who may be well-known in their native countries - so who may be recognised by someone and could be identifiable (they may appear and be credited in other co-productions).
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Skeik Hassan, father of Kerim

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Akim
(IMDb mis-credits this role to Nando Angelini)

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Prince Ahmed
(IMDb mis-credits this role to Luciano Benetti)

The actors below also have small speaking roles
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Post by PeplumParadise » 22/11/2023, 13:36

This is the credit list from the original German programme for the film. It confirms the role played by Benetti and includes uncredited Lulla Selli.
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