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Sahara (1943)

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Sahara is a World War II film about a British-American military unit that is stranded in the Sahara desert and not only has to fight for survival against the elements, but has to battle the Nazi troops that are closing in on the squadron. Driven by energetic direction, an exciting story and a terrific performance by Humphrey Bogart as the sergeant who is the leader of the troops, Sahara is one of the best World War II dramas.
Rating:
NR
Genre:
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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Studio:
Sony Pictures Home Entertainment

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Cast

Humphrey Bogart
as Sgt. Joe Gunn
Bruce Bennett
as Waco Hoyt
Lloyd Bridges
as Fred Clarkson
Dan Duryea
as Jimmy Doyle
Rex Ingram
as Sgt. Tambul
J. Carroll Naish
as Giuseppe
Richard Nugent
as Capt. Jason Halliday
Patrick O'Moore
as Ozzie Bates
Pat O'Moore
as Ozzie Bates
Louis Mercier
as Jean Leroux
Carl Harbord
as Marty Williams
Guy Kingsford
as Peter Stegman
Kurt Kreuger
as Capt. von Schletow
John Wengraf
as Major Von Falken
Hans Schumm
as Sgt. Krause
Frank Lackteen
as Arab Guide
Frederic Worlock
as Radio Newscaster
Peter Lawford
as Bit Part
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Critic Reviews for Sahara

All Critics (10) | Top Critics (3)

Packed with pithy dialog, lusty action and suspense, and logically and well-devised situations avoiding ultra-theatrics throughout.

Full Review… | July 6, 2010
Variety
Top Critic

Watchable more for its strong cast than for its credibility or its pretensions ...

Full Review… | February 9, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

"Sahara" is a laudable conception of soldier fortitude in this war, and it is also a bang-up action picture, cut out to hold one enthralled.

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
CinePassion

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
EmanuelLevy.Com

Bogey's presence lends a hard-boiled nature to the picture.

Full Review… | March 26, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

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
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
Michael Gildea

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