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The Thirteen (1937)

Trinadtsat (original title)
A band of soldiers, escorting some civilians across an Asian wasteland , are set upon and surrounded at a waterhole by a notorious horde of bandits . The soldiers determine to hold off the ... See full summary »



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Complete credited cast:
Ivan Novoseltsev ...
Commander Ivan Zhuravlyov (as I. Novoseltsev)
Marya Nikolaevna Zhuravlyova (as E. Kuzmina)
Aleksandr Petrovich Postnikov, geologist (as A. Chistyakov)
Andrey Fayt ...
Colonel Skuratov (as A. Fayt)
Ivan Kuznetsov ...
Soldier Yusuf Akchurin (as I. Kuznetsov)
Alexei Dolinin ...
Soldier Aleksey Timoshkin (as A. Dolinin)
Pyotr Masokha ...
Soldier Petr Sviridenko (as P. Masokha)
Pavel Yudin ...
Soldier Petrov (as P. Yudin)
Dmitriy Zolts ...
Soldier Dmitriy Levkoev (as D. Zolts)
Viktor Kulakov ...
Soldier Balandin (as V. Kulakov)
Stepan Krylov ...
Soldier Zhurba (as S. Krylov)
Aleksandr Kepinov ...
Soldier Muradov (as A. Kepinov)
Aga-Rza Kuliyev ...
Soldier Kuliev (as A. Kuliev)
Soldier Nikolai Gusiev (as N. Kryuchkov)


A band of soldiers, escorting some civilians across an Asian wasteland , are set upon and surrounded at a waterhole by a notorious horde of bandits . The soldiers determine to hold off the bandits until hoped-for reinforcements arrive. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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18 June 1937 (USA)  »

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The Thirteen  »

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Trinadsat vs. Sahara
22 July 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

The plot of Trinadsat is also the basis of Bogart's 1943 Tank movie, Sahara. Both films are similar to John Ford's 1934 Lost Patrol about a group of British soldiers who defend an oasis from Arab attackers. Even Ford's film was a remake of earlier version of the Lost Patrol that starred Victor McLaglen's younger brother Cyril. BATAAN (1943), starring Robert Taylor, is a similar film. One should note that Philip MacDonald's novel Patrol is listed as the inspiration of many of these films.

This version is about 11 Soviet soldiers and 2 Soviet civilians who are crossing a desert on horse in Central Asia. Like in Sahara, they encounter hostiles (White Russians) and take refuge in ruin with an almost dry well. Although clearly inferior in number, they decide to make a stand against the hostiles in the same fashion as Bogie in Sahara, water for guns. Like John Ford's Lost Patrol, a patrol comes upon the lone survivor almost dead from thirst. Unlike Ford's, the patrol makes the final attack on the hostiles. Since this is a Soviet propaganda film, the message is that the collective transcends the individual. This is shown as each inalterable Soviet hero replaces the dead one before him.

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