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Destination Gobi (1953)

Destination Gobi (1953)

Destination Gobi




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An offbeat blend of World War II drama and "Arabian Nights" escapism, Destination Gobi is all the more odd in that it is allegedly based on fact. Richard Widmark heads a group of US Navy men, sent to Mongolia for weather observation. Widmark must lead his men across the treacherous Gobi desert to the freedom of the seacoast. Rescued from the Japanese by a Mongolian chief (Murvyn Vye), the men are compelled to repay their rescuer by securing enough saddles for his sixty horses. A flummoxed Pentagon okays the requisition, and the chieftain leads Widmark's band to Okinawa. Destination Gobi makes good use of the Arizona desert, which "stands in" for Gobi. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
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Written By: Everett Freeman


Richard Widmark
as CPO Samuel McHale
Don Taylor
as Jenkins
Max Showalter
as Walter Landers
Murvyn Vye
as Kengtu
Darryl Hickman
as Wilbur Cohen
Martin Milner
as Elwood Halsey
Ross Bagdasarian Sr.
as Paul Sabatello
Judy Dann
as Nura-Satu
Russell Collins
as Cmdr. Wyatt
Leonard Strong
as Wali Akham
Earl Holliman
as Frank Svenson
Edgar Barrier
as Yin Tang
Stuart Randall
as Capt. Briggs
Bert Moorhouse
as Naval Captain
Jack Raine
as Admiral
Casey Adams
as Walter Landers
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | October 31, 2006
New York Times
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Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
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Seems odd for awhile but drifts into the usual 'B' movie war story.

Full Review… | December 9, 2003
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