Secret Service in Darkest Africa (1943)

Genres - Adventure, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Adventure  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - United States   |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Rod Cameron is the virile hero, and Joan Marsh the dauntless heroine; both are Allied secret agents working to outwit the Gestapo in North Africa. The acting honors go to Lionel Royce, who plays the dual role of kindly Sultan Abou Ben Ali and the sadistic German Baron Von Rommler. The baron imprisons the sultan, then takes his place, the better to swing the African Arabs to the Nazi cause. Running 15 episodes, Secret Service of Darkest Africa was directed by Spencer Gordon Bennett, who here as elsewhere indulges in his specialty: well-choreographed action sequences, with plenty of heavy objects being thrown directly at the camera.



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