West of Suez

West of Suez, released in the United States as The Fighting Wildcats, is a 1957 British drama film directed by Arthur Crabtree and starring Keefe Brasselle, Kay Callard and Karel Stepanek.[1]

West of Suez
U.S. theatrical poster
Directed byArthur Crabtree
Produced byRichard Gordon
Screenplay byNorman Hudis
Based onan original story by Charles F. Vetter (as Lance Hargreaves)
and Norman Hudis
StarringKeefe Brasselle
Music byWilfred Burns (uncredited)
CinematographyWalter J. Harvey (as James Harvey)
Edited byPeter Mayhew
Distributed byAstral (UK)
Release date
Running time
74 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


An adventurer is hired to assassinate the leader of an Arab movement advocating peace, but is unable to complete his mission.



Braselle was meant to direct as well as star but could not get a permit to do so from the British trade union, so producer Richard Gordon had to replace him with Arthur Crabtree.[2]

Critical reception

TV Guide called it an "okay suspense story with a dull romantic subplot." [3]


  1. "West of Suez". BFI.
  2. Tom Weaver, The Horror Hits of Richard Gordon, Bear Manor Media 2011 p 18
  3. "The Fighting Wildcats". TVGuide.com.

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