The Black Tent is a 1956 British war film directed by Brian Desmond Hurst and starring Donald Sinden, Anthony Steel, Anna Maria Sandri, André Morell and Donald Pleasence. It is set in North Africa, during the Second World War and was filmed on location in Libya. During the British retreat through Libya, British officer Captain David Holland takes shelter with a Bedouin tribe and marries the sheikh’s daughter. After the war his younger brother, who had believed him to be dead, learns that he may be alive in Libya – prompting him to set out and search for him. Along with Bengazi (1955), The Back Tent is one of the few feature films set in the last days of the British Military Administration of Libya from 1945 to 1951.
Release Date: March 1956
Running time: 93 minutes