The Wind and the Lion is a 1975 Metrocolor adventure film in Panavision written and directed by John Milius. It starred Sean Connery, Candice Bergen, Brian Keith and John Huston. It was based somewhat on the real-life Perdicaris incident of 1904. This movie blends historic facts into a violent fictional adventure in which an American woman, Eden Perdicaris (played by Bergen), and her two children are kidnapped by Berber brigand Mulai Ahmed er Raisuli (Connery), prompting U.S. President Theodore Roosevelt (Keith) to send an armed invasion and rescue mission to Morocco. (The real Perdicaris incident involved the kidnapping of a middle-aged man and his stepson, who were not harmed.) The film was produced by Herb Jaffe through Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (which at the time had U.S. distribution through United Artists) and Columbia Pictures (which handled international distribution).