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Sahara

  • Drama
  • 1943
  • Zoltan Korda
  • 93 mins
  • PG

Summary

An American tank crew get lost in the desert during the retreat from El Alamein and face a desperate race against time to reach a source of water in an abandoned fortress - only to discover the Nazis are heading for the same location. Second World War melodrama which is all the more effective thanks to the straightforward nature of the plot and action. Humphrey Bogart, J Carrol Naish, Dan Duryea and Rex Ingram are among the excellent cast.

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Review

Rating: 3 out of 5.

Humphrey Bogart spent most of the war years playing loners in civilian clothes, who stuck their necks out for no one until Lauren Bacall or Ingrid Bergman forced them to take sides. It is something of a surprise, therefore, to see him playing a resourceful army sergeant leading a bunch of no-hopers across the desert in a dilapidated tank, dodging Nazis as they search for a waterhole. Directed by Zoltan Korda, co-written by John Howard Lawson (later blacklisted in the communist witch-hunt), shot by Rudolph Maté and scored by Miklos Rozsa, this boasts solid talent behind the camera and a lot of derring-do in front of it.

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Credits

Cast

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Sergeant Joe GunnHumphrey Bogart
Waco HoytBruce Bennett
Fred ClarksonLloyd Bridges
Sergeant TambulRex Ingram (2)
GiuseppeJ Carrol Naish
Jimmy DoyleDan Duryea
Captain Jason HallidayRichard Nugent
Ozzie BatesPatrick O'Moore
Jean LerouxLouis Mercier
Marty WilliamsCarl Harbord

Crew

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DirectorZoltan Korda

Details

Language
English
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Black and white
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