The Wind and the Lion Movie Review Summary

Actors: Sean Connery, Brian Keith, John Huston

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THE WIND AND THE LION is a film written and directed by John Milius (Conan) in 1975.
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The setting is Tanger, Morocco in 1904. An American woman (Candice Bergen) and her two children are kidnapped by el-Raisuli the Magnificent (Connery), chief of the Berbers, who wants to take revenge on his own family for having been held in captivity for years.

The president Theodore Roosevelt, in the middle of an election campaign, decides to send marines in order to deliver Bergen. But the situation is far more complex than it seems as the Sultan of Morocco -Connery's nephew- must also deal with France and Germany whose soldiers control Morocco's most important cities.

Meanwhile, Bergen and her children are well treated by el-Raisuli who succeeded in creating an explosive political situation without shedding too much blood.
The review of this Movie prepared by Daniel Staebler

An arab lord kidnaps an American from Morocco as part of a plot to steal power from his evil brother, who rules wiht the backing of Germany and France. This all takes place when Teddy Roosevelt is in DC, so naturally he sends in the Marines to get them back. A lot of fun, especially seeing Sean Connery as an Arab from Scotland.
The review of this Movie prepared by Dave

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Plot & Themes

Composition of Book Actual chase scenes or violence 20%Planning/preparing, gather info, debate puzzles/motives 20%Feelings, relationships, character bio/development 60% Time/Era of Movie:    -   1900-1920's Legal/Political Thriller?    -   Yes Political Plotlets:    -   power struggle between good/bad govt factions    -   deposing an evil leader    -   breaking up an evil organization    -   political kidnapping War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army    -   Marines

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   champion of justice    -   Prince/Nobleman/King Age:    -   40's-50's Ethnicity/Nationality    -   Arabic


United States    -   Yes The US:    -   West    -   Northeast    -   Midwest Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   hostile arabs Misc setting    -   fancy mansion

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   non-gory references to death/punishment    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   hand to hand    -   guns    -   swords Unusual forms of death    -   decapitated    -   perforation--bullets    -   perforation--swords/knives Any profanity?    -   None    -   Occasional swearing

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