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Escape in the Desert (1945)

 -  Drama  -  1 May 1945 (USA)
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Philip Dorn ...
Philip Artveld
Irene Manning ...
Lora Tedder
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Dr. Orville Tedder
Samuel S. Hinds ...
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Rudolph Anders ...
Hoffman
Hans Schumm ...
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When the four Nazi escaped prisoners show up, three of them wear overalls with big letters of PW on their backs. Actor Kurt Kreuger is wearing a military uniform which would never have been allowed. All prisoners would have either PW or POW on their backs. See more »

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Not a Great Escape
12 February 2003 | by (Falls Church, Virginia) – See all my reviews

Weak remake of "The Petrified Forest" with Dorn as a Dutch flyer in the Leslie Howard role and Dantine as an escaped Nazi POW replacing Bogart's Dick Mantee. Alan Hale supplies some minor comic relief as a stranded dentist. Robert Shayne, who later played Inspector Henderson on TV in "Superman," is heard as a radio newscaster.

This was apparently rushed into production to capitalize on the publicity surrounding the mass escape of some POWs from a camp near Phoenix in December 1944. Ironically, by the film's release date Hitler was dead and the Third Reich was in its final days, so the propaganda value was minimal.

It must have been a long war in Hollywood too as everyone looks as tired as the material.


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