Fortune Carree (1955)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Run Time - 120 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy  |  
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Fortune Carree (Square Fortune) was co-adapted by director Bernard Borderie from the novel by Joseph Kessel. Mexican film-favorite Pedro Armendariz plays Igricheff, an undisciplined soldier who opts for the life of a mercenary. Operating out of the North African desert, Igricheff offers his services to a French arms smuggler (Paul Meurisse). Betrayed by his "partner," Igricheff is left to face his fate alone, which he does with a philosophical shrug. A dash of feminine interest is provided by Anna-Marie Sandri as a native lovely whom Igricheff purchases during his journey across the desert.