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Adventure in Sahara (1938)

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Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon). To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim ... See full summary »



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Cast overview:
Paul Kelly ...
C. Henry Gordon ...
Capt. Savatt
Carla Preston
Robert Fiske ...
Lt. Dumond
Dick Curtis ...
Stanley Brown ...
René Malreaux
Al Bridge ...
Cpl. Dronov (as Alan Bridge)
Ray Bennett ...
Ladoux (as Raphael Bennett)
Charles R. Moore ...
Gungadin (as Charles Moore)
Gravet, 'the Jackal'
Stanley Andrews ...
Col. Rancreux


Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon). To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly soon followed by his fiancée, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death... Written by Les Adams <>

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Release Date:

15 November 1938 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Revolt in the Sahara  »

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(Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Adventure in Sahara
30 December 2011 | by (Portland OR) – See all my reviews

A man joins the French Foreign Legion to confront the cruel officer responsible for his brother's death. Picture Mutiny on the Bounty with bunch of sand and you've got the basic idea. It's a pretty tepid affair, with a ho-hum performance by Paul Kelly, an utterly limp romance, stock situations (and stock footage) and overcooked dialogue. Strictly an assembly line production, watchable mainly due to its very short running time, but without any thrills or interesting angles. C. Henry Gordon as the sadistic captain is the brightest star in an otherwise dull, half-hearted effort.

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