Rent Lion of the Desert on DVD

Lion of the Desert

1981 Rated PG 2hr 53m

Anthony Quinn turns in a stellar performance as Libyan hero Omar Mukhtar, who organizes troops to repel the Italian forces trying to gain a stronghold in the African desert under orders from fascist despot Benito Mussolini (Rod Steiger). Though Mukhtar and his bedouin troops must fight the Italian army and its tanks on horseback, the valiant Libyans successfully stave them off for 20 years. The film is based on a true story.

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Movie Details

Parental guidance suggested. Some material may not be suitable for children.
Bonus material
Screen formats

Widescreen 1.85:1



Closed captioned


Language and sound

English: Dolby Digital 2.0 Stereo

Other features

Color; interactive menus; scene access.