Adventures in Iraq (1943)

Genres - Adventure, Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 27, 1943 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 64 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Its wartime setting notwithstanding, the fast-paced Warner Bros. B-picture Adventures in Iraq is a remake of the 1930 George Arliss vehicle The Green Goddess, with much of the original dialogue intact. Forced to making a landing in the Syrian desert, pilot Doug Everett (Warren Douglas) and his passengers George and Tess Torrence (John Loder, Ruth Ford), find themselves the unwilling guests of Sheik Ahmid Bel Nor (Paul Cavanagh, in the George Arliss role). The civilized but deadly Sheik intends to hold the threesome as hostages to prevent the execution of his three Nazi-spy brothers by the British. After several desperate escape attempts, the trio is prepared for human sacrifice by the ruthless Shiek. The ending is substantially the same as in The Green Goddess.

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airplane, crash, survivor, Arab, sheik, capture, hostage, kidnapping, escape, Britain, desert