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Legend of the Lost

  • Action
  • Drama
  • 1957
  • Henry Hathaway
  • 104 mins
  • U

Summary

Adventure starring John Wayne, Sophia Loren and Rossano Brazzi. A mysterious stranger hires Joe January to guide him across the Sahara in search of a lost city - a mission made even more hazardous by the presence of a beautiful slave girl.

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Review

A star rating of 2 out of 5.

Big John Wayne here plays hard-drinking Joe January, not out west this time, but engaged as a guide by explorer Rossano Brazzi to search for Saharan treasure. Sophia Loren provides the obligatory love interest as a street girl looking for adventure. The Libyan locations are the main reason for watching, unless you particularly enjoy seeing major stars make major fools of themselves. Wayne's friend Henry Hathaway directed, but this languid travelogue is no True Grit. The premise must have seemed like fun, but unfortunately what should have been a romp is taken far too seriously.

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Credits

Cast

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Joe JanuaryJohn Wayne
DitaSophia Loren
Paul BonnardRossano Brazzi
Prefect DukasKurt Kasznar
GirlSonia Moser
GirlAngela Portaluri
Galli GalliIbrahim El Hadish

Crew

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DirectorHenry Hathaway

Details

Theatrical distributor
United Artists Corp. Ltd
Released on
1958-03-02
Languages
English | Arabic
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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