Cameron finds a tank buried in the Arabian desert during WWII, and proceeds to attack the arabs with it.

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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Rod Cameron ...
Mike Monahan
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Bill Larson
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Sid Barlowe
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Jim Evans
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Mustafa el Melik
Frank Puglia ...
Sheik Taras
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Zagora
Christopher Dark ...
Ibrahim
Dick Rich ...
Gus Sanderson
Charles Victor ...
Sanderson's Radio Man
Carmen D'Antonio ...
Dancing Girl (as Carmen d'Antonio)
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Surviving a plane crash in the Sahara, four oilmen find and manage to repair a German Afrika Corps tank which had been buried in the sand since WWII. Heading toward a French Foreign Legion outpost, they encounter a nomadic Arab tribe who believe the oilmen have found the treasure of Calipha, a rival Arab leader. If trying to acquire the jewels by guile doesn't work, the Arabs are prepared to kill the oilmen to get the stolen treasure. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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9 October 1953 (USA)  »

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Spur in der Wüste  »

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Internal views of the tank naturally show a much roomier rendition of a WWII tank's condition, which is an understandable compromise to accommodate filming; however, behind the main gun mount, we see no storage or rack for shells. Rather, the back of the turret is smooth, round and void of even an empty mount. See more »

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What a great movie!!!
5 October 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I watched this movie several times when I was about 5 years old. All my older siblings were off to school, and my mother was doing her morning chores. I used to dream about finding that tank in the desert and driving off in it to defeat the bad guys. For years I've been trying to find a copy of it, and I am thrilled to know there are others who remember and enjoyed it as much as I did! I'm surprised there hasn't been a modern remake yet. It's hard to comment though on the quality of acting or direction when you haven't seen this movie since you were too young to know about that stuff, but from a kids point of view, I'd have to say this movie has everything an adventure-minded boy of the 50's and 60's would want to see in a movie.


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