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

 

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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.

 

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

 

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