Hotel Sahara

Hotel Sahara

Ken Annakin (1951)

U Certificate


Our Score
A marvellous comedy idea: during the desert campaign in the Second World War, Peter Ustinov's hotel is utilised at various times by British, German, Italian and French forces. Naturally, proprietor Ustinov manages to accommodate them all, plus a few visiting Arabs as well. Very funny, and played at a fast and furious pace by a wonderful cast, notably Yvonne De Carlo as Ustinov's fiancée, the redoubtable David Tomlinson and splendid character actors Bill Owen, Sidney Tafler, Roland Culver and Eugene Deckers. This movie was so popular that it was regularly re-released, sent out to prop up an ailing feature or two. And it's still thoroughly entertaining today.


A North African hotelier and his beautiful fiancee are forced to shift their loyalties each time a different army marches into town during the Second World War. Comedy, starring Peter Ustinov, Yvonne De Carlo, David Tomlinson and Bill Owen.

Cast & Crew

Emad Peter Ustinov
Yasmin Pallas Yvonne De Carlo
Capt Puffin Cheyne David Tomlinson
Pte Binns Bill Owen
Maj Bill Randall Roland Culver
Lt Gunther von Heilicke Albert Lieven
Capt Giuseppi Guido Lorraine
Director Ken Annakin
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Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: General Film Dist Ltd