Destination Gobi

Destination Gobi

Robert Wise (1953)

U Certificate


Our Score
A weird Second World War "western", with a US Navy contingent sent to observe weather conditions in the Gobi desert where they join forces with the Mongol hordes to fight the Japanese. Richard Widmark delivers his usual no-nonsense performance in what is a load of old nonsense, despite the fact that it claims to be a true story. Robert Wise, later the director of The Sound of Music and The Sand Pebbles, keeps the desert scenery shifting while the story, which even finds time for romance between a marine and a Mongol maiden, remains fairly static.


American military personnel sent to monitor weather conditions in the Mongolian desert come under attack from the Japanese air force, and team up with local tribesmen to defeat their common enemy. Second World War adventure, starring Richard Widmark, Don Taylor, Casey Adams and Murvyn Vye.

Cast & Crew

CPO Sam McHale Richard Widmark
Jenkins Don Taylor
Walter Landers Max Showalter
Kengtu Murvyn Vye
Wilbur Cohen Darryl Hickman
Elwood Halsey Martin Milner
Paul Sabatello Ross Bagdasarian
Nura-Satu Judy Dann
Tomec Rodolfo Acosta
Commander Wyatt Russell Collins
Director Robert Wise
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdAvailable on: DVD