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Hotel Sahara (1951)

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Emad and Yasmin are the proprietors of a desert hotel caught between various waring sides during world war 2.The hotel owners realize that their shifting allegiance to the regimes of the various belligerent armies is the key to survival.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
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Yasmin Pallas
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Emad
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Captain Puffin Cheyne
Roland Culver ...
Major Bill Randall
Albert Lieven ...
Lieutenant Gunther von Heilicke
Bill Owen ...
Private Binns
Guido Lorraine ...
Captain Giuseppi
Mireille Perrey ...
Mme. Pallas
Ferdy Mayne ...
Yusef
Sydney Tafler ...
Corporal Pullar
Eugene Deckers ...
French Spahi officer
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
A.C. Lewis ...
Suleiman the Goat
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Emad and Yasmin are the proprietors of a desert hotel caught between various waring sides during world war 2.The hotel owners realize that their shifting allegiance to the regimes of the various belligerent armies is the key to survival.Yasmin even goes the extra mile and charms the Italian,German and British officers with funny consequences. Written by Anonymous

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She Sings! She Dances! She Romances! She's Engaged in Maneuvers with Three Different Armies! And She's Got Everything!

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Comedy | Romance | War

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Release Date:

31 December 1951 (USA)  »

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Hotel Sahará  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Early One Morning
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Traditional
Heard as a theme and sung by Yvonne De Carlo
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Uproarious farce
16 March 2004 | by See all my reviews

Uproarious World War II farce about the hotel of the title. Yvonne DeCarlo and Peter Ustinov as the proprietors, trying to survive the war but sitting in just the right place in the desert that the hotel changes sides depending on how the battle is going that week. The British move in, then out as the Germans move in, then out. Yvonne DeCarlo changes her personality, her wardrobe and her musical numbers to fit whoever the current occupiers happen to be. Hilarious ending has all sides occupying the hotel all at once. And you thought Yvonne DeCarlo was just Herman Munster's wife! Too bad this one isn't on video somewhere. Well worth a look if you happen to run across it.


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