Friday Night at the Drive-In: The Wind and the Lion



Click for full picture

To Theodore Roosevelt – you are like the Wind and I like the Lion. You form the Tempest. The sand stings my eyes and the Ground is parched. I roar in defiance but you do not hear. But between us there is a difference. I, like the lion, must remain in my place. While you like the wind will never know yours. – Mulay Hamid El Raisuli, Lord of the Riff, Sultan to the Berbers, Last of the Barbary Pirates.


Based on a true story (loosely), Sean Connery is the Berber sultan, Raisuli, who kidnaps an American woman, played by Candice Bergen, creating an international incident.



Click for full picture

Connery and Bergen are both very good here, but Brian Keith is truly great as the US President, Theodore Roosevelt. Bully!



Click for full picture


Leave a comment

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: