Saddam’s bid to beat Hollywood

Poster of the film Clash of Loyalties

In 1980 the Iraqi strongman, Saddam Hussein, tried to launch his nation into the world of film making.

He spent tens of millions of {dollars} on an epic film known as “Clash of Loyalties”, filmed nearly totally on location in Iraq, and starring a few of Britain’s main actors, together with Oliver Reed.

But quickly after taking pictures of the movie started, warfare erupted between Iraq and neighbouring Iran.

The movie’s Iraqi-born British producer Lateif Jorephani recollects what occurred subsequent.


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