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5.0 out of 5 stars Black Tent
All boys of my age (72) enjoyed smuggling ourselves into the picture houses to see these films- The world was so full of adventure, and this shows it. Romantic days indeed
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Desert Experience in the Desert!
Is any war collection complete without "The Black Tent"? Well actually, yes it very well could be! In fact given such a paucity of action, can it seriously be considered a war film? Maybe, for the fanatical completist! I really really wanted to like this film. It sounded so promising. Aristocratic brother goes in search of his brother lost in WW11 during the North African...
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2.0 out of 5 stars A Desert Experience in the Desert!, 27 Mar 2014
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Bob Salter "Captain Spindrift" (Wiltshire, England) - See all my reviews
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This review is from: Black Tent: The Rank Collection [DVD] [1956] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
Is any war collection complete without "The Black Tent"? Well actually, yes it very well could be! In fact given such a paucity of action, can it seriously be considered a war film? Maybe, for the fanatical completist! I really really wanted to like this film. It sounded so promising. Aristocratic brother goes in search of his brother lost in WW11 during the North African campaign in Libya. It seems the younger brother may have gone native with those mysterious Bedouin in the Sahara. What has become of him? What could have kept him away from king and country? Errr....think of something shapely and eye flutteringly attractive to the weak male will!

Set in Libya and filmed in Libya, this is very promising material indeed! Wrong! If you are hoping for action, then forget it! There is none worth mentioning. If you are after a thoughtful romantic film then forget it! This film simply provides you with a lot of interminably long talky sequences that test the patience to breaking strain. A marriage sequence nearly drove me nuts, for lack of words more eloquent. The only thing the film has going for it, and it even abuses that most foully, is the cinematography in Libya. The visual eye candy is out of the top drawer. It deserved a decent film but instead it got a right gold plated turkey.

The film boasts a half decent cast. Anthony Steel is the blonde haired desert loving Engilshman who looks more German than Anton Diffring. Donald Sinden is the very surly brother in search of his sibling gone AWOL. He was much happier in later sitcoms! Then we have some contenders for the village fancy dress prize. Michael Craig is a well dressed Sheikh who seems to have sworn an oath of silence. Andre Morrell shows the way for Alec Guinness in the later "Lawrence of Arabia", and Donald Pleasance regails us with his impersonation of a rascally Arab. The Italian actress Anna Maria Sandri appears as the love interest, only to be cast back afterwards into the obscurity from whence she came. No surprise given her acting ability! Sadly she was not in the Sophia Loren mould.

The sequences filmed in the Roman ruins of Sabratha are fascinating. They reminded me of that John Wayne oddity "Legend of the Lost". Libya has more to offer than Leptis Magna it seems! Interesting to see that the film was made with the co-operation of the Libyan government and its armed forces. How times have changed! Only recently two foreign nationals were murdered near the ruins whilst having a picnic! Sadly to conclude, the film is over talky and has little to offer by way of entertainment apart from the visual eye candy. The later "The Wind and the Lion" showed how it should be done. This is not a film I can recommend. Two stars for the desert vistas!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Black Tent, 31 Dec 2012
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This review is from: Black Tent: The Rank Collection [DVD] [1956] [Region 1] [US Import] [NTSC] (DVD)
All boys of my age (72) enjoyed smuggling ourselves into the picture houses to see these films- The world was so full of adventure, and this shows it. Romantic days indeed
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