GenreAdventure Music directorHeinz Eric Roemheld CinematographyJames Van Trees CountryUnited States
CastJohn Loder (George Torrence), Ruth Ford (Tess Torrence), Warren Douglas (Doug Everett), Paul Cavanagh (Sheik Ahmid Bel Nor), Peggy Carson (Timah Devins) Release dateSeptember 27, 1943 (1943-09-27) Based onthe play
by William Archer WriterWilliam Archer (play), George Bilson, Robert E. Kent Similar moviesShadows on the Stairs (1941), Diamond Frontier (1940), Bagdad (1949), Waterfront (1939), The Son of the Sheik (1926)
Adventure in iraq original trailer 1943
Adventure in Iraq is a 1943 American adventure film directed by D. Ross Lederman and starring John Loder, Ruth Ford, Warren Douglas and Paul Cavanagh. The film is based on the play The Green Goddess by William Archer.
Three Americans in an airplane flying to Egypt crash-land in Iraq. They are taken in by a local sheik, but soon begin to suspect that he may not be quite as friendly as he appears to be.
John Loder ... George Torrence
Ruth Ford ... Tess Torrence
Warren Douglas ... Doug Everett
Paul Cavanagh ... Sheik Ahmid Bel Nor
Barry Bernard ... Devins
Peggy Carson ... Timah Devins
Martin Garralaga ... High Priest
Bill Crago ... Air Force Capt. Carson
John George ... Small Iraqi in Courtyard
Manuel López ... Tall Priest in Courtyard
Bill Edwards ... Air Force Sergeant
The film was made by Warner Brothers as a programmer. It was a remake of Archer's play The Green Goddess, updating the action to modern Iraq. It encountered strong objections from the OWI, who charged that its plot was unintentially both anti-British and anti-Arab and was potentially offensive to America's ally and to neutral Arab countries. The film have already been granted an export licence, but pressure from the State Department overrode this. Consequently, it was the only Warners' film not to receive an overseas release during the 1940s.