Sea of Sand (Desert Patrol) (1958) - Rotten Tomatoes

Sea of Sand (Desert Patrol) (1958)





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Sea of Sand was distributed in the US in a shortened version, Desert Patrol. John Gregson plays Captain Williams, a martinet mine expert who vows to whip a lackadaisacal patrol into shape. This brings Williams in conflict with patrol leader Captain Cotton (Michael Craig), but also earns him the respect of hard-bitten trooper Brody (Richard Attenborough). The wisdom of Williams' no-nonsense approach is demonstrated when the patrol is besieged by the highly disciplined members of the German Afrika Korps. The film was produced by Robert S. Baker and Monty Berman, best known to American TV viewers as the creative forces behind the weekly series The Saint. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovimore
Rating: Unrated
Genre: Drama, Action & Adventure
Directed By: ,
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On DVD: Feb 27, 1996
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Richard Attenborough
as Trooper Brody
John Gregson
as Capt. Williams
Michael Craig
as Capt. Cotton
Vincent Ball
as Sgt. Nesbitt
Percy Herbert
as Trooper White
Barry Foster
as Cpl. Matheson
Andrew Faulds
as Sgt. Parker
George Murcell
as Cpl. Simms
Ray McAnally
as Sgt. Hardy
Harold Goodwin
as Road Watch
Tony Thawnton
as Capt. Tom
Wolf Frees
as German Sergeant
George Mikell
as German Officer
Dermot Walsh
as Maj. Jeffries
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Full Review… | March 26, 2009
Top Critic

Full Review… | June 24, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A routine war drama set just before the Battle of El Alamein.

Full Review… | September 6, 2015
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Full Review… | May 24, 2003

Audience Reviews for Sea of Sand (Desert Patrol)


The war in the desert has inspired quite a few films and this one is certainly amongst the best. It is tough, cynical and heroic. It is also miles away from a romantic vision of the war or any aesthetic stand. If beaut is to be found in this movie, it is in the roughness of the desert and the suffering of the men.

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