The Call of Africa
The Call of Africa (Spanish: La llamada de África) is a 1952 Spanish war film directed by César Fernández Ardavín and starring Irma Torres, Ángel Picazo and Gérard Tichy. It is set in 1940 in Spanish Morocco. German agents operating out of Vichy-controlled Mauritania attempt to sabotage a strategic Spanish airstrip. The Spanish and their native Moroccan allies are able to thwart this. The film's hero a Spanish colonial army officer, enters into a relationship with a Berber princess. It was made at a time when Spain's dicator General Franco was trying to forge a closer relationship with the Arab states of the Middle East and the film promotes a concept of the "blood brotherhood" that links the Spanish and Moroccans.
|The Call of Africa|
|Directed by||César Fernández Ardavín|
|Written by||César Fernández Ardavín|
|Starring||Irma Torres |
|Music by||Jesús García Leoz|
|Edited by||Magdalena Pulido|
|Distributed by||Hesperia Films|
|21 May 1952|
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