A Yank in Libya [DVD] [1942]

Alpha Video's transfer of Albert Herman's A Yank In Libya is obviously derived from a 16mm print, but it does seem to be a clean one. The image won't set any standards for sharpness, but it is watchable and there are no bad edits or other flaws that this reviewer could spot. The soundtrack is in good condition, too, although it does require a bit of a volume boost. The standard six chapters common to most Alpha releases are present, and the menu opens automatically on start-up, with the "play" option in the default position.
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A Yank in Libya
PRC's A Yank in Libya is distinguished by some of the oldest, grainiest stock footage ever seen in a mid-1940s film. Once past this aesthetic obstacle, however, the film isn't too bad. Walter Woolf King heads the cast as American war correspondent Mike Malone, on assignment in a papier-mache facsimile of Libya. Malone helps to squash a Nazi scheme to attack a British garrison, earning the everlasting gratitude of heroine Nancy Brooks (Joan Woodbury) and British consol Herbert Forbes (H. B. Warner). Reasonably amusing comedy relief is provided by radio dialectician Parkayarkus, aka Harry Einstein (the father of present-day comic actors Albert Brooks and Bob Einstein). ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

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    H.B. Warner - Herbert Forbes
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    Walter Woolf King - Mike Malone
  • Joan Woodbury
    Joan Woodbury - Nancy Brooks
  • Duncan Renaldo
    Duncan Renaldo - Sheik David
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    Howard Banks - Phillip Graham
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