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Directly following the events of The
Wild Men of Kurdistan:
The Machredsch of Mossul (George Heston) has obviously survived his
fall to the death, and has since hooked up with Abu Seif (Sieghardt Rupp),
and the two want to a) attack the fortress of Marah Durimeh (Anne-Marie
Blanc), a sort-of regional holy woman trying to unite Christians and
Muslims for the sake of eternal peace, to steal her vast treasures, and b)
lure Kara Ben Nemsi (Lex Barker) into a trap and dispose of him in some
gruesome way or other.
The plan seems to work, as Kara, along with his sidekick Hadschi Halef
Omar (Ralf Wolter), Prince Ahmed (Gustavo Rojo) and his fiancée Ingdscha
(Marie Versini), the granddaughter of Marah Durimeh, soon get on their way
to warn Marah Durimeh, and the villains have little problems to kidnap
Ingdscha and lure the others out onto a salt lake, where they are supposed
to find their deaths ... but Kara's dog Dojan - a German shepherd, because
after all, Kara is a German - shows them a way out of the lake. But once
out, our heroes almost immediately fall into the hands of Sheik Zedar
(Antonio Casas), who in turn runs into the Machredsch of Mossul, who
demands the three are handed over to him, and he even sneaks his way back
into the Padischah's (Fernando Sancho) trust in order to get a warrant for
With them out of the way, the Machredsch figures it will be an easy
task to attack Marah Durimeh's fortress, even without the help of Abu
Seif, with whom he has in the meantime fallen out. Once Kara and friends
are handed over to the Padischah however, Kara can quickly convince him of
his righteousness, and they race to Marah's fortress, which is already
under attack from Abu Seif and his men - but Prince Ahmed is able to
mobilize his men, the Haddedihn, to attack Abu Seif's men, and ultimately
he is able to free Ingdscha and kill Abu Seif in a sword duel.
... and then the Machredsch attacks with his men, and everything seems
lost - but Kara and Halef make up a plan to attack the Machredsch's men
from behind, and soon, the Machredsch's soldiers are fighting a losing
battle, and the Machredsch, who has succeeded in killing Marah Durimeh,
finds himself on the run from Kara once more, until they duke it out on a
cable railway high above the ground, and again, Kara manages to push the
Machredsch to his death in the end, just like in The
Wild Men of Kurdistan.
Filmed back to back with The
Wild Men of Kurdistan, Attack of the Kurds is essentially
more of the same, an adventure movie high on action but rather weak on
story, filmed in impressive Spanish landscapes including some Mauretanian
settings. Actually, the whole thing is pretty good-looking, it's just
lacking in content.