Escape from Zahrain

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Escape from Zahrain
The Poster for this film shows people running from a truck.
Theatrical release poster
Directed by Ronald Neame
Produced by
  • Ronald Neame
  • Francisco Day
Screenplay by Robin Estridge
Dudley Nichols (uncredited)
Based on Appointment in Zahrain
by Michael Barrett (fr)
Music by Lyn Murray
Cinematography Ellsworth Fredericks
Edited by Eda Warren
Release date
  • April 23, 1962 (1962-04-23) (United States)
Running time
93 minutes
Country United States
Language English

Escape from Zahrain is a 1962 American action film directed by Ronald Neame and starring Yul Brynner, Anthony Caruso, James Mason and Jack Warden.[1][better source needed] The film is based on the novel Appointment in Zahrain by Michael Barrett (fr).

The film is set in the fictional state of Zahrain, located in the Arabian Peninsula. The main characters are part of a group of condemned prisoners who flee across the desert in an attempt to reach the Protectorate of Aden. One is an American oil worker, another an Arab revolutionary and the third a British agent, providing different perspectives on the Middle East of the early 1960s.



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