Rope of Sand

1949

Rope of Sand

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Set in the South African desert, this crime adventure begins in Diamondstad, a tiny mining town where a hunter and his guide have come to visit. The hunter sneaks into an off-limits area and steals a bunch of diamonds and with the guide flees across the desert. The hunter does not survive, and the guide returns home. Unfortunately he ends up accosted by the mining company's security chief. He takes the guide to a room and proceeds to brutalize him into disclosing the location of the purloined gems. The guide refuses to speak and the security man must release him. The mining company owner then intervenes with other more nefarious plans.

Cast

Burt Lancaster
as Mike Davis
Paul Henreid
as Commandant Paul Vogel
Claude Rains
as Arthur Martingale
Corinne Calvet
as Suzanne Renaud
Sam Jaffe
as Dr. Francis Hunter
Mike Mazurki
as Pierson
Miranda
as South African Veldt Singer
Josef Marais
as South African Veldt Singer
Edmund Breon
as Chairman
Carl Harbord
as Operator of Perseus Club
Georges Renavent
as Jacques the Headwaiter
Ida Moore
as Woman
David Thursby
as Henry the Bartender
Trevor Ward
as Switchboard Operator
Martin Wilkins
as Batsuma Chief
Everett Brown
as Batsuma Chief
Darby Jones
as Batsuma Chief
Byron Ellis
as Callboy
Jozsef Mariass
as Josef Marais
Nestor Paiva
as Ship's Captain
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