Sahara (1943)

Sahara (1943)
Sahara (1943)
  • NR
  • 1h 40m
  • 1943
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There's plenty of top-notch, explosive action in this 1943 Bogie classic about a ragtag battalion stranded in the great African desert during World War II. After the fall of the Libyan city of Tobruk, Sergeant Joe Gunn (Humphrey Bogart) and his crew - Waco Hoyt (Bruce Bennett), Fred Clarkson (Lloyd Bridges) and Jimmy Doyle (Dan Duryea) retreat in their tank across the Sahara. Along the way they pick up six Allied stragglers and Tambul (Rex Ingram), a Sudanese corporal and his Italian prisoner. Tambul directs the group to a desert fortress, where they hope to find desperately needed water. A detachment of German soldiers arrives and attempts to barter food for water, but Gunn and his followers refuse. When the Germans attack, Gunn leads his desert-weary men in a desperate battle, hoping that British reinforcements can arrive in time.
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Rotten Tomatoes® Score

Variety Staff

Packed with pithy dialog, lusty action and suspense, and logically and well-devised situations avo...

June 22, 2017
Time Out
Derek Adams

Watchable more for its strong cast than for its credibility or its pretensions ...

June 21, 2017
New York Times
Bosley Crowther

"Sahara" is a laudable conception of soldier fortitude in this war, and it is also a bang-up actio...

June 17, 2017
Almar Haflidason

June 17, 2017
Fernando F. Croce

Zoltan Korda's wartime coalition is more Air Force muscularity than In Which We Serve fustiness

June 21, 2017
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Additional Info

  • Genre:Drama, Action
  • Release Date:November 11, 1943
  • Languages:English, Spanish
  • Captions:English, Spanish
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