A stirring, if grossly inaccurate, look at the dawn of US interventionism, THE WIND AND THE LION features Brian Keith as a Teddy Roosevelt determined to establish his Presidential identity, having come to office after the death of William McKinley. When a rebellious Arab chieftain, Mulay
el Raisuli (Sean Connery), seizes American woman Eden Pedecaris (Candice Bergen) and her children, Roosevelt prepares to send in the Marines. At the same time the Germans land in North Africa in force, looking for a way to turn the situation to their advantage. The chieftain and Eden talk a great
deal of philosophy, and the Arab ruler begins to take on heroic stature in the eyes of...