Synopsis: In the Victorian period, two teenagers, David and Sarah, travel with a caravan from Baghdad to Damascus. At an oasis, the white slave agent known as the Jackal raids them, mainly to add the beautiful young Sarah to his harem. Only David and Sarah narrowly escape, and all the others are slayed in the massacre. Their flight leads them to a beautiful oasis - their paradise - where they discover love and sex. However, the Jackal has not given up on Sarah yet, and David must lure him to his death, or be killed by him.
Director(s): Stuart Gillard
Production: Embassy Pictures
  1 nomination.
100 min

Allah is great...

I'll make us some tea, Miss.

Oh, thank you, Geoffrey.


David, what's keeping you?



Vengeance is mine sayeth the Lords.



James, no!




Run, child, run.

Run on the well.

The well?

To the water well. Hurry up.

Well done, sir.

Come on, David!

Hurry up, let's go! Come on!

Hurry up. We've no time.

What about the water?

There's a small cave on one side.|Hurry up.

Oh, Ahmed, come with us.

Quick, hold on, tight!



Quickly, into the well.

El-Aziz, I delievered them|into your hands as agreed.

I demand my payment.


For what?

The girl has escaped.

There is little else of value.

You have captured many|women, El-Aziz.

They will bring you a good price.

One less will not make you a poor man.

The English girl will not be for sale.

She's for me.

This water is foul!

Treacherous dog!

Perhaps that will improve|the water's taste.

Agh, Agh... Thank you, Miss Sarah.

We commend these souls|to thy keeping in the sure

and certain knowledge of the|resurrection and eternal life.

Ashes to ashes, dust to dust. Amen.


Now, now, sir.


Sun's up, Miss.

Time we were on our way.

Where are we?

Further than we were yesterday.

Where's the trail?

It's gone, Miss.


We lost it last night.

Don't worry, Miss.

We'll head due west.

Should we miss Damascus

we'll still reach Alexandria.


That's hundreds of miles from Baghdad.

It could take us months.

What about food and water?

I don't know, Miss.

All I know is we'll die if we don't move.

Then let's go.

And we'll die if we do.

Water! I found water.

Down here.

This place must be used|by the desert people.

We'll have to be careful.

After you.

It's sweet. I already tried it.

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Stuart Gillard

Stuart Thomas Gillard (born April 28, 1950) is a Canadian film and television director. He is best known for directing the films Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles III (1993) and RocketMan (1997). He also wrote and directed the romance film Paradise in 1982, his directing debut. As a television director, Gillard's credits include Bordertown, The Outer Limits, Charmed, One Tree Hill and 90210. He has also directed numerous television films, many for ABC Family and Disney Channel such as Girl vs. Monster and Twitches.As an actor, Gillard won the Canadian Film Award for Best Actor in 1975 for his performance as a journalist in the film Why Rock the Boat?, and appeared in the 1970s sitcom Excuse My French. more…

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