In the third episode of Silver Screens & Politics, Brett Stewart and Dominic Cichocki delve deep into ‘The Wind and the Lion,’ the 1975 film directed and written by John Milius. The film fictionalizes a historical story of President Theodore Roosevelt working to get back an American citizen who has been kidnapped by a Moroccan Sheikh. Milius’ creative liberties make this tale one of action and unexpected romance, a shift in direction that’s unique and surprisingly compelling. Also, Sean Connery plays a Moroccan man and keeps his Scottish accent. So, yeah. There’s that. Next week, join us for ‘Field of Lost Shoes.’

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