Hump Day Classic Movie: The Wind and the Lion (1975)

I've been reading Zoe Archer's Warrior lately and for some reason this movie came to mind.  Something about the exotic locale and sense of adventure, I think.

Taking some serious liberties with an actual historical event that occurred at the turn of the 20th century, The Wind and the Lion is a wonderful and bittersweet adventure movie. Sean Connery does an adequate job as a desert leader, but the real stand out performance here is Brian Keith as Teddy Roosevelt. I'm a huge TR fan and this film is by far the best portrayal of the man I've seen.

Also stars Candice Bergman and John Huston.

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