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The Desert Hawk (1944)

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285 min | Action, Adventure, Comedy

Evil Hassan slips back into his native land of Ahad and plots to overthrow his twin bother, Kasim, who has just been crowned the Caliph. Hassan enlists the aid of the chief Chamberlain, Faud and they send several henchmen into the royal ...See moreEvil Hassan slips back into his native land of Ahad and plots to overthrow his twin bother, Kasim, who has just been crowned the Caliph. Hassan enlists the aid of the chief Chamberlain, Faud and they send several henchmen into the royal palace, who then knock Kasim unconscious. Faud and Hassan dispatch a couple of different hirelings to take Kasim into another part of the town and murder him.Kasin comes to and gets away, but has been wounded. Omar, a beggar, takes Kasim to his home and nurses him back to health. But, it takes a few weeks for Kasin to get healthy and, by that time, Hassan has a firm grip on the duties of a Caliph. In a storeroom, Kasim finds a coat of mail with a great hawk emblazoned across the chest and promptly decides this is the costume he will wear while fighting to get his old job back. Meanwhile, the Emir of Telif shows up with his daughter, Princess Azala, with the intent of marrying her off to the local Caliph. They do not know that the current-Caliph on the royal-throne is the evil twin-brother of the man they think he is. Written by Les Adams See less
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Writers
Sherman L. Lowe (original screenplay) (as Sherman Lowe) | Leslie Swabacker (original screenplay) | Jack Stanley (original screenplay) | Leighton Brill (original screenplay)
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Updated Jul 7, 1944

Release date
Jul 7, 1944 (United States)

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Gilbert Roland
Kasim, The Desert Hawk / Hassan, Evil Twin Brother Kasim, The Desert Hawk / Hassan, Evil Twin Brother   See fewer
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Mona Maris
Princess Azala Princess Azala   See fewer
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Ben Welden
Omar, the Beggar Omar, the Beggar   See fewer
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Frank Lackteen
Faud, the Chief Chamberlain Faud, the Chief Chamberlain   See fewer
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Charles Middleton
Koda Bey Koda Bey   See fewer
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Georges Renavent
Emil of Telif (as George Renavent) Emil of Telif (as George Renavent)   See fewer
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Margia Dean
Wizard's Daughter Wizard's Daughter   See fewer
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Ernie Adams
The Grey Wizard (uncredited) The Grey Wizard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Ash
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Bagni
Brother of the Sword (uncredited) Brother of the Sword (uncredited)   See fewer
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Billy Bletcher
Zeno the Magician (uncredited) Zeno the Magician (uncredited)   See fewer
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Roy Brent
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Wade Crosby
Assassin (uncredited) Assassin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Al Haskell
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jamiel Hasson
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Al Herman
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Reed Howes
Assassin (uncredited) Assassin (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lloyd Ingraham
Yussef ben Khan - Vizir [Ch. 1] (uncredited) Yussef ben Khan - Vizir [Ch. 1] (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Ingram
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John Laurenz
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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George J. Lewis
Captain of Emir's Bodyguard (uncredited) Captain of Emir's Bodyguard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ted Mapes
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Kermit Maynard
Caliph's Guard (uncredited) Caliph's Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank McCarroll
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Lal Chand Mehra
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Belle Mitchell
Actress (uncredited) Actress (uncredited)   See fewer
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Pat O'Malley
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack O'Shea
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Eddie Parker
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Gil Perkins
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Stanley Price
Sardi, Caliph's Guard (uncredited) Sardi, Caliph's Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Constantine Romanoff
Actor (uncredited) Actor (uncredited)   See fewer
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Frank Shannon
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Hugh Sothern
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Forrest Taylor
Akrad, the Money-Lender (uncredited) Akrad, the Money-Lender (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rick Vallin
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Michael Vallon
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Philip Van Zandt
Deok, Brother of the Sword (uncredited) Deok, Brother of the Sword (uncredited)   See fewer
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Norman Willis
Andor - leader of the Brothers of the Sword (uncredited) Andor - leader of the Brothers of the Sword (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.3 / 10 | 27 votes