Sahara (1943)


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Humphrey Bogart considered this World War II action epic from director Zoltan Korda one of his finest films. Sergeant Joe Gunn (Bogart) is the commander of an American M-3 tank crew allied to the British Eighth Army, which is defeated by the Germans at Tobruk. Joining the scattered retreat across the Libyan desert, Gunn and his two remaining men, Jimmy Doyle (Dan Duryea) and Waco Hoyt (Bruce Bennett) search for water. Instead the tank crew finds an international mix of stragglers, including an … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure, Classics
Directed By:
Written By: Philip MacDonald, James O'Hanlon, Zoltan Korda, John Howard Lawson
In Theaters:
On DVD: Dec 11, 2001
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment


as Sgt. Joe Gunn

as Waco Hoyt

as Fred Clarkson

as Jimmy Doyle

as Sgt. Tambul

as Giuseppe

as Capt. Jason Halliday

as Ozzie Bates

as Ozzie Bates

as Jean Leroux

as Marty Williams

as Peter Stegman

as Capt. von Schletow

as Major Von Falken

as Sgt. Krause

as Arab Guide

as Radio Newscaster

as Bit Part
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Critic Reviews for Sahara

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
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April 4, 2005
Hollywood Reporter
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Full Review… | April 2, 2005
Minneapolis Star Tribune
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Full Review… | May 20, 2003
New York Times
Top Critic

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

Full Review… | September 25, 2009

Like other WWII adventures, Sahara contains elements of propaganda, but it's expertly directed by Korda, well acted by Bogart and the other men, and strikingly photographed by Rudolph Mate who received an Oscar nomination.

Full Review… | July 10, 2009

Audience Reviews for Sahara

kind of forgettable. i can say this cuz i watched it all the way to the last scene before i realized i had seen it before :\

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

Bogart puts in another great performance in this WWII classic.

Graham Jones
Graham Jones

Super Reviewer

Sahara was a seriously overlooked Humphrey Bogart gem that sadly gets none of the credit it deserves. Its not really Bogart's movie, more of a team effort with great camaraderie and chemistry between the characters and cast respectively. Sahara has great photography and avoids the claustrophobic studio sets of the time. The movie does get a little sentimental but what do you want from a war movie that came out during WWII? All of this and watching a Nazi die in a pretty gruesome way gets you yelling at the screen. A must for any Bogart fan.

Michael Gildea

Super Reviewer

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