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Destination Gobi (1953)

 -  Adventure | Drama | War  -  11 May 1953 (Sweden)
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A group of US Navy weathermen taking measurements in the Gobi desert in World War II are forced to seek the help of Mongol nomads to regain their ship while under attack from the Japanese ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview:
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CPO Samuel T. McHale
Don Taylor ...
Jenkins
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Walter Landers (as Casey Adams)
Murvyn Vye ...
Kengtu
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Wilbur 'Coney' Cohen
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Elwood Halsey
Ross Bagdasarian ...
Paul Sabatello
Judy Dan ...
Nura-Salu (as Judy Dann)
Rodolfo Acosta ...
Tomec
Russell Collins ...
Lt. Cmdr. Hobart Wyatt
Leonard Strong ...
Wali-Akhun
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Storyline

A group of US Navy weathermen taking measurements in the Gobi desert in World War II are forced to seek the help of Mongol nomads to regain their ship while under attack from the Japanese air force. The Mongols are rewarded by an airlift of the finest saddles. Written by Peter Fawcett <pdfawcet@brad.ac.uk>

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ADVENTURE AS FIERY AND FURIOUS AS THE FLAMING SANDS OF CHINA'S GOBI DESERT! (original ad - all caps)

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Adventure | Drama | War

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11 May 1953 (Sweden)  »

Also Known As:

Gobi Outpost  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Don Taylor as "Jenkins" occasionally wears a Cincinnati Reds or Cleveland Indians baseball cap. Both teams wore similar caps - navy blue with a red bill, wishbone "C," and button - during the 1940's. See more »

Goofs

In the very beginning of the film, Richard Widmark enters a Navy office to learn a new assignment. He enters the room and closed the door, latching it. Then one of the other two officers in the room walks over to the door and closed the door again, latching it. See more »

Quotes

[Walter flirts successfully with a Mongolian woman]
Jenkins: Well, looks like you made a hit, Walter my boy. Tell me, how do you do it?
Walter Landers: My training as a meterorologist. I can take one look at a girl and tell weather.
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Unusual Story for WW2
15 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

I saw this movie on television years ago. Thankfully it was filmed in color, which only serves to enhance the appearance of the Mongol culture depicted in the film. Richard Widmark is always fun to watch and watching the two opposite cultures Mongol and Navy try to deal with each other was interesting. The story was unusual although mostly factual and would like to see it again, even purchase it. It manages to keep your attention mostly without explosions and chaos typical of a wartime environment. Good movie!


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