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Adventures in Iraq
Adventures in Iraq
Actor: John Loder;Paul Cavanagh
Director: D. Ross Lederman
Genres: Action & Adventure, Military & War
NR     2004     1hr 30min

Five allied soldiers in an airplane flying to egypt crash-land in iraq. They are taken in by a local sheik but soon begin to suspect that he may not be quite as friendly as he appears to be. Studio: Gotham (dba Alpha) Re...  more »


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Actor: John Loder;Paul Cavanagh
Director: D. Ross Lederman
Genres: Action & Adventure, Military & War
Sub-Genres: Classics, Military & War
Studio: Alpha Video
Format: DVD - Black and White - Closed-captioned
DVD Release Date: 09/28/2004
Original Release Date: 09/27/1943
Theatrical Release Date: 09/27/1943
Release Year: 2004
Run Time: 1hr 30min
Screens: Black and White
Number of Discs: 1
SwapaDVD Credits: 1
Total Copies: 0
Members Wishing: 0
MPAA Rating: NR (Not Rated)
Languages: English
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Movie Reviews

Sometimes Ridiculous Programmer
James L. | 07/18/2002
(2 out of 5 stars)

"John Loder and Ruth Ford star as a soon-to-be divorced British couple who make a crash landing in the Syrian desert along with American pilot Warren Douglas. They wander into a strange village populated by devil worshippers, and although they first become guests of the sheik, they soon become condemned hostages in retaliation for the execution of the sheik's brothers, Nazi spies, by the Allies. This is a quick programmer from Warner Brothers, and it's not very good. Ford shows some potential as an actress, but Loder and especially Douglas give incompetent performances. Paul Cavanagh, as the sheik, displays some skill, while the rest of the cast is negligible. The dialogue is stilted and the story sometimes ridiculous, with the last fifteen minutes being particularly hard to swallow. It's hard to believe Warner Brothers produced this film the same year as Casablanca!"
Pass the cheese...
James D. Crabtree | Fayetteville, North Carolina | 03/07/2005
(2 out of 5 stars)

"OK, granted it would have been difficult to find someone in Hollywood who even KNEW where Iraq was in the 1940s, but this is painfully bad. The heroes land near the Jordanian border and they're 300 miles from civilization? I mean, didn't anyone even bother to look at a MAP of Iraq before they made this movie?

And why do all the Arabs look like Indians?

And where the heck are the British (other than the butler) while all this is going on?

By the time it ended I came to the conclusion that the Axis agent was the only likeable character in the film."