Escape from Zahrain
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|Escape from Zahrain|
Theatrical release poster
|Directed by||Ronald Neame|
Dudley Nichols (uncredited)
Appointment in Zahrain|
by Michael Barrett
|Music by||Lyn Murray|
|Edited by||Eda Warren|
Escape from Zahrain is a 1962 American action film directed by Ronald Neame and starring Yul Brynner, Sal Mineo, Jack Warden, Madlyn Rhue and Anthony Caruso. The film is based on the novel Appointment in Zahrain by Michael Barrett (1960).
The film is set in the fictional state of Zahrain, located in the Arabian Peninsula. An officer in the security service of a despotic regime arranges to murder a jailed revolutionary leader (Bryner) while he is being transferred between prisons. The leader’s supporters stage a rescue, intending to subsequently flee across the desert to the Protectorate of Aden. In the chaos of the rescue two condemned prisoners, a common criminal with no interest in politics (Caruso) and an American oil worker (Warden), join the leader and the mastermind of the breakout (Mineo) in getting away. Later they encounter an educated nurse (Rhue) who they are compelled to take along, and a jaded British intelligence agent (James Mason) who they are confident will not reveal their whereabouts. Together they provide different perspectives on the Middle East of the early 1960s.
- Yul Brynner as Sharif
- Sal Mineo as Ahmed
- Madlyn Rhue as Laila
- Jack Warden as Huston
- Anthony Caruso as Tahar
- "Escape from Zahrain". 23 May 1962 – via www.imdb.com.
- "Escape from Zahrain (1962) - Overview - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
- "Escape from Zahrain (1962) - Screenplay Info - TCM.com". Turner Classic Movies.
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