The Black Tent

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Charles has inherited a large estate, but the reasons for this leave him full of questions. His elder brother, David, was a young army officer reported ‘missing presumed dead’ in 1942. Determined to uncover the truth, Charles journeys to Tripoli. read more
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Charles has inherited a large estate, but the reasons for this leave him full of questions. His elder brother, David, was a young army officer reported ‘missing presumed dead’ in 1942. Determined to uncover the truth, Charles journeys to Tripoli. There he discovers a blonde Bedouin boy who is the spitting image of his lost brother. The locals prove unwilling to help, but Charles is determined to deliver his inheritance to its rightful heir. Is the boy David’s son, and if so, what has happened to David?

Original Release

04/09/1956

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Cast

Donald Sinden Col. Sir Charles Holland
Anthony Steel Capt. David Holland
Anna-Maria Sandri Mabrouka ben Yussef (as Anna Maria Sandri)
André Morell Sheik Salem ben Yussef (as Andre Morell)
Terence Sharkey Daoud Holland
Donald Pleasence Ali
Alan Coleshill Minor Role
Bryan Forbes Dying Soldier (scenes deleted)
Nanette Newman Mabrouka
Ralph Truman Maj. Croft
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Brian Desmond Hurst

Writers

Bryan Forbes, Robin Maugham

Cast

Donald Sinden Col. Sir Charles Holland
Anthony Steel Capt. David Holland
Anna-Maria Sandri Mabrouka ben Yussef (as Anna Maria Sandri)
André Morell Sheik Salem ben Yussef (as Andre Morell)
Terence Sharkey Daoud Holland
Donald Pleasence Ali
Alan Coleshill Minor Role
Bryan Forbes Dying Soldier (scenes deleted)
Nanette Newman Mabrouka
Ralph Truman Maj. Croft
Anthony Bushell Ambassador Baring
Michael Craig Sheik Faris
Paul Homer Khalil ben Yussef
Anton Diffring Senior Nazi Officer
Frederick Jaeger Koch - Junior Nazi Officer
Derek Sydney Interpreter

Producers

Earl St. John Executive Producer
William MacQuitty Producer
Earl St. John Producer

Editors

Alfred Roome

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