The Man in Yellow Turban was a buyer at a 1908 slave auction in Morocco where Indiana Jones and his friend Omar were being sold. He entered a bidding war for ownership of Jones with a disguised Walter Harris – who was there to rescue the boy – but ultimately lost.
When the bidding on Omar opened, the turban-clad buyer saw that the man who had taken Jones from him was again participating, making him determined to acquire Omar for himself. He was about to place a bid against which Harris would not have been able to compete, having used most of his money on Jones. But then Jones loudly told his 'master' that Omar was mute and therefore not worth the price he was offering. Playing along, Harris chastised his slave for not telling him sooner. The slave trader had been hoping to fetch a higher price for Omar and implored the man to make a further bid, but he refused, and Omar was sold to Harris.
The man followed Harris, Jones and Omar when they left and saw that he had been misled. He sent men after the three but they escaped on horseback.
Behind the scenes
The Man in Yellow Turban was played by Abdellatif Chegra.