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Outpost in Morocco(1949)

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This film opens with the following onscreen acknowledgment: "We are grateful to the French Government for permission to film this production in the most advanced outpost in South Morocco with the unreserved assistance of the French Foreign Legion and the Moroccan Spahis Cavalry." A August 19, 1948 Los Angeles Times news item notes that through a partnership with Societ Nouvelle Path Cinma of France, Moroccan Pictures arranged for French Foreign Legionnaires and Spahis Cavalrymen to appear as extras in some scenes.
       According to a August 17, 1948 Los Angeles Daily News article, when Richard Rosson's second unit traveled to Fort Tinihir in Morocco for location shooting, they met "some 900 German legionnaires in French uniform, one of the remnants of Rommel's vaunted Afrikakorps." The article adds that "after V-E Day [the soldiers] were given their choice by the French either to enter the French Foreign Legion or return home to Germany. 90 per cent of them chose to remain as soldiers." According to a Los Angeles Times item, French actress Viviane Romance was under consideration for a role, but her appearance in the completed film has not been confirmed. The Daily Variety review notes that Outpost in Morocco was the last film of editor George Arthur, who died following its completion.