When it comes to movies chock full of guns, John Milius’ classic semi-historical adventure, The Wind and the Lion, is going to come up eventually. Released in 1975 and set in 1904 in Morocco and the United States, it tells a story very loosely based on the kidnapping of Ion Perdecaris by the Mulai Ahmed el Raisuli, Last of the Barbary Pirates.
We took the liberty of excerpting some of Jerry Goldsmith’s sweeping score to enhance this episode.
Capt. Jerome, USMC: Captain Jerome, United States Marine Corps, and you are my prisoner, sir.
The Bashaw of Tangier: You are a very dangerous man, Captain, and your President Roosevelt is mad.
Jerome: (saluting) Yes, sir!
Show notes and links:
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- ‘The Magnificent Seven’ teaser trailer (guns.com)
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- REAL BULLET PROOF CAPTAIN AMERICA SHIELD vs. LIVE AMMO! (youtu.be)
- Winchester 1873 Found in Great Basin National Park (bearingarms.com)
- The Wind and the Lion (Original Theatrical Trailer) (youtube.com)
- Review of The Wind and the Lion (dvdtalk.com)
- The Wind and the Lion (wikipedia.org)
- 1904: Teddy’s Big Stick (capitalcentury.com) The real story behind the film.
- Wind and the Lion, The – Internet Movie Firearms Database (imfdb.org)