Caravans (1978 film)

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Directed by James Fargo
Produced by Elmo Williams
Written by Nancy Voyles Crawford, Thomas A. McMahon and Lorraine Williams (screenplay)
Starring Anthony Quinn
Michael Sarrazin
Christopher Lee
Music by Mike Batt
Cinematography Douglas Slocombe
Editing by Richard Marden
Studio FIDCI
Distributed by Universal Pictures
Release date(s) November 2, 1978
Running time 127 minutes
Country United States
Language English--Persian

Caravans is a 1978 Iranian-American film directed by James Fargo based on the novel by James A. Michener. Nancy Voyles Crawford wrote the screenplay. The movie was shot in Iran.


The story is set in fictional country in Middle East (probably Afghanistan and southeast Iran) in 1948. Mark Miller is stationed at the American Embassy and is given the assignment of an investigation to find a young woman, Ellen Jasper, also from the United States, who has disappeared after her marriage to Colonel Nazrullah several months previously. The film was not well received by James Michener as it strayed wildly from the plot of his book, - even eradicating its main character, a Nazi war criminal on the run who falls in love with the female lead character (this omission and other story changes stimulating legal action from Michener) . Mike Batt wrote the score, which has been the most successful element of the film, - remaining a bestseller for many years after the film's release. The movie starred Anthony Quinn, Jennifer O'Neill and Michael Sarrazin

Caravan Song

The song "Caravan Song" was written by Mike Batt and sung by the Scottish singer Barbara Dickson. It peaked at No. 41 in UK charts and featured on the album All for a Song.


External links

  • Internet Movie Database
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