Sands of the Kalahari (1965)

Sands of the Kalahari





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Stranded in the African wilds by a plane crash, a disparate group of passengers' worst enemy isn't weather or wild animals but a fellow traveler. A delayed flight causes several South African travelers to charter a small plane from unctuous pilot Sturdevan (Nigel Davenport). Among the group: Dr. Bondrachai (Theodore Bikel), divorcee Grace Munkton (Susannah York), the crooked Brian O'Brien (Stuart Whitman), the elderly German Grimmelman (Harry Andrews), and mining engineer Mike Bain (Stanley … More

Rating: Unrated
Genre: Action & Adventure
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On DVD: Apr 23, 2014


as Brian O'Brien

as Mike Bain

as Grace Monckton

as Grimmelman

as Dr. Bondarahkai

as Sturdevant

as Detjens
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Critic Reviews for Sands of the Kalahari

All Critics (6) | Top Critics (3)

Full Review… | March 26, 2009
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Full Review… | May 9, 2005
New York Times
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Full Review… | August 7, 2004
Chicago Reader
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Schematic but enthralling survival thriller.

Full Review… | November 16, 2012
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Cy Endfield explored similar themes in "Zulu" a year before but this comes off as pulp melodrama of the machismo variety.

Full Review… | August 3, 2011

Gripping, existential adventure.

| July 26, 2004

Audience Reviews for Sands of the Kalahari


Starts well but becomes endless and then limps along to a pointless conclusion. Whitman, clad for most of the film in nothing but tiny cutoffs, is impressively fit.

jay nixon

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