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Director  Arthur Crabtree
Cinematography  Walter J. Harvey
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Language  English
5/10 IMDb

Genre  Drama
Produced by  Richard Gordon
Country  United Kingdom
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Release date  1957
Based on  an original story by Charles F. Vetter (as Lance Hargreaves) and Norman Hudis
Writer  Norman Hudis (screenplay), Charles F. Vetter (based on an original story by), Norman Hudis (based on an original story by)
Directors  Keefe Brasselle, Arthur Crabtree
Cast  Keefe Brasselle, Karel Stepanek, Kay Callard, Ursula Howells, Bruce Seton
Similar movies  The Crooked Sky

West of Suez, released in the United States as The Fighting Wildcats, is a 1957 British drama film directed by Arthur Crabtree and starring Keefe Brasselle, Kay Callard and Karel Stepanek. An adventurer is hired to assassinate the leader of an Arab movement advocating peace, but is unable to complete his mission.

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Cast

  • Keefe Brasselle as Brett Manders
  • Kay Callard as Pat
  • Karel Stepanek as Langford
  • Ursula Howells as Eileen
  • Bruce Seton as Major Osborne
  • Richard Shaw as Cross
  • Harry Fowler as Tommy
  • Sheldon Lawrence as Jeff
  • Alex Gallier as Ibrahim Sayed
  • Maya Koumani as Men Hassa
  • Production

    Braselle was meant to direct as well as star but could not get a permit to do so from the British trade union, so producer Richard Gordon had to replace him with Arthur Crabtree.

    Critical reception

    TV Guide called it an "okay suspense story with a dull romantic subplot."

    References

    West of Suez Wikipedia
    West of Suez IMDb


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