Bengazi is a 1955 American drama film directed by John Brahm and starring Richard Conte, Victor McLaglen and Richard Carlson. Several adventurers hunt for treasure in the desert near the Libyan town of Benghazi.
One night in Bengazi, Libya, American exile Johnny Gilmore and his Arab cohort Basim sneak into a British government compound and steal a truck. The next day, Scottish-born Inspector Levering of the Criminal Investigation Department drops by a bar owned by Johnny and Robert Emmet Donovan, his hard-drinking Irish partner. Levering suspects that Johnny and Donovan, known gunrunners and schemers, are behind the truck robbery, but they both deny any involvement. Levering then questions English convict Selby, who is awaiting release from jail after serving a few months for parole violations. Levering asks Selby why he violated parole and went twice to the desert, but Selby refuses to answer. After he is released, Selby meets Johnny in a steambath and informs him that the truck is to be used to transport gold out of the Sahara. Selby explains that, during the war, Arabs stashed the gold in a deserted mosque and he intends to claim it with Johnny’s help. Later, at the airport, Levering interrogates Donovan’s daughter Aileen, who has just arrived from Dublin. Aileen is unaware of her father’s activities and is annoyed by Levering’s questions. Meanwhile, Donovan, who is not in on Selby’s deal, learns where the truck is being kept and threatens to expose Johnny to Levering unless he includes him in the scheme.
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