Synopsis by Hal Erickson
A Victor Canning novel was the starting point for the British adventure flick The Golden Salamander. Archaeologist Trevor Howard combs the ruins of Tunisia in hopes of finding lost treasures. Instead he is confronted by a band of gunrunners, and before long is involved in an effort to topple a local despot (Herbert Lom) from power. With the aid (and sometimes comfort) of Anouk Aimee, Howard brings freedom to the locals and wealth to himself. Novelist Canning and director Ronald Neame both had a hand in the "Boys' Own Adventure" screenplay for The Golden Salamander.
against-all-odds, bad-guy, control, evil, good-guy, governor, king, territory