The Black Tent

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In the final, grim days of the mid-1942 British Retreat through Libya, a young British Army officer Captain David Holland was posted as missing and later presumed dead. His country mansion and great estates in England are inherited by his younger brother Charles. read more
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In the final, grim days of the mid-1942 British Retreat through Libya, a young British Army officer Captain David Holland was posted as missing and later presumed dead. His country mansion and great estates in England are inherited by his younger brother Charles. Evidence emerges that David may still be alive, so Charles sets out in search of his older brother, only to uncover the great mystery of David's life, love and ultimate honor. Filmed on location in Libya this classic tale of post war heroism provides an interesting and timely glimpse into the Bedouin culture and the struggle to reconcile life after the war.

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
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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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