Following the capture of the Ark of the Covenant, Colonel Dietrich assigned the task of executing Sallah Mohammed Faisel el-Kahir to a young soldier who took Sallah away to a secluded spot and prepared to shoot him. However, he was unable to bring himself to kill Sallah, and let him go.
Behind the scenesEdit
- The young soldier was played by Martin Kreidt, a German youth vacationing in Tunisia at the time of Raiders of the Lost Ark's filming.
- The scene involving the young soldier's inability to murder Sallah was cut from the film, despite David Wisniewitz and Karen Allen calling it the greatest moment since the film began. However, Kreidt still can be seen amongst the soldiers standing around the entrance to the Well of the Souls.
- In the novelization and comic book, Sallah says he escaped punishment by convincing Dietrich that Indy had tricked him and the other diggers into thinking he was a German officer, and the young soldier is neither seen nor mentioned.
- Raiders of the Lost Ark (First appearance)