A C-47 transport plane, named the Corsair, makes a forced landing in the frozen wastes of Labrador, and the plane's pilot, Captain Dooley, must keep his men alive in deadly conditions while waiting for rescue.
Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall ... See full summary »
J. Carrol Naish
It's 1876 and all the Indians are at peace except the Comanches lead by Black Cloud. When Black Cloud wipes out a town, only six soldiers are left and they head for the nearest fort. In the desert they are reinforced by members of a stagecoach and find some water at a deserted mission. Pinned down by Black Cloud they send an Indian boy who was Black Cloud's prisoner on to the fort while they try to bargain with Black Cloud whom they learn is without water. Written by
Maurice VanAuken <firstname.lastname@example.org>
The last shot shows a hat with a 'crossed sabres' badge, with a '14' above and a 'G' below the sabres. The number represents the number of the cavalry regiment. However, the USA only had 10 cavalry regiments during this period. See more »
Sahara in the West? That should make this "Mojave"
Clearly, this was the same adventure yarn of the Bogart war movie SAHARA. It was great adventure, and it translated well into the old West. Six cavalry soldiers led by Broderick Crawford, meet a stagecoach in the desert, and they try to avoid hostile Native Americans. Not a lot of story line depth here. But the characters are winners. And some of the characters do a few unexpected but character-believable things, particularly the man who isn't accustomed to fighting. To be honest, SAHARA, which I liked, too, wasn't the first to make a movie of characters getting picked off one by one. This one is very much a carbon copy of it, though. The only movies I can think of that were even closer carbon copies to each other were THE JACKALS and YELLOW SKY. Good action. And the theme of being low on water is treated with some authentic practicality when Crawford tells the passenger that the horses need water first, unless they want to walk. Indeed, I would have spared almost all of the water for the horses and driver. The reasons for making a stand are far fetched, but that's Hollywood. And tired, thirsty, hungry men don't always make rational choices. Some people seem to think people are always on top of their game. If you're not one of these naive people, you'll enjoy a movie like this.
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