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The Desert Song (Warner) is the third major film version of Sigmund Romberg's old (1926) operetta.— This time Crooner Gordon MacRae is cast in the dual lead.

By day he is a serious, bespectacled student of anthropology. By night he is El Khobar, dashing leader of the Riffs, who is thwarting villainous Sheik Raymond Massey's plans to oust the French from Morocco. As El Khobar, he also makes ardent musical love to Kathryn Grayson, the pretty daughter of a French general.

This Technicolored Desert Song is full of singing legionnaires, dancing girls, spies, and burnoosed and turbaned fighting men.

But the picture seems unable...

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