Sahara Movie Review Summary

Actors: Humphrey Bogart, Bruce Bennett, J. Carrol Naish, Lloyd Bridges, Rex Ingram, Louis Mercier, Richard Nugent, Dan Duryea, Carl Harbord, Patrick O'Moore,

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A small, typically polyglot contingent of Allieds troops with a tank alone in the Sahara desert during WWII find the only water available for miles, but are besieged by an army of Germans. A remake of a Russian movie set in Asia, and remade several times later set in the Wild West and elsewhere, this film plays a lot of the cliches of the war movie and the "under siege" movie type: the tough American sergeant, the sympathetic Italian prisoner, the noble colonial native, the dwindling resources, the scheming enemy, etc. Made shortly after Americans started fighting in Africa, it stresses the brutality of war and desert survival. Fine performances all around, this is a war-movie favorite.
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Plot & Themes

Time/Era of Movie:    -   1930's-1950's War Thriller    -   Yes Armed Forces:    -   Army Specific to    -   WW II Wilderness adventure    -   Yes Plotlets:    -   stranded

Main Character

Identity:    -   Male Profession/status:    -   infantry soldier Age:    -   20's-30's Nudity    -   Chest Ethnicity/Nationality    -   White (American)


Africa    -   Yes Part of Africa:    -   Arabic Africa Desert?    -   Yes Desert:    -   dying of thirst, sunburn Misc setting    -   cave

Writing Style

Accounts of torture and death?    -   gory visuals of deaths Kind of violence:    -   land battles    -   hand to hand Unusual forms of death    -   perforation--bullets    -   blunt clubbing (like seals) Any profanity?    -   None Lot of special effects?    -   Yes Kinds of F/X    -   exploding bombs

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