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The Steel Lady (1953)

 -  Action | Drama  -  9 October 1953 (USA)
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Cameron finds a tank buried in the Arabian desert during WWII, and proceeds to attack the arabs with it.


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Complete credited cast:
Rod Cameron ...
Mike Monahan
Bill Larson
Sid Barlowe
Jim Evans
Mustafa el Melik
Frank Puglia ...
Sheik Taras
Christopher Dark ...
Dick Rich ...
Gus Sanderson
Charles Victor ...
Sanderson's Radio Man
Carmen D'Antonio ...
Dancing Girl (as Carmen d'Antonio)


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 <>

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9 October 1953 (USA)  »

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Spur in der Wüste  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Uncomplicated Adventure film
13 August 2002 | by See all my reviews

I first saw this movie on television in the 60s, and still remember it for its feel of adventure( finding a lost German tank after a sandstorm) and enjoyed some intersting to watch B-movie character actors (Rod Cameron, John Dehner, Tab Hunter as a young hero-worshiping oil hand, and others). The running fights between the tank and the arabs was also fairly well-staged. I have hoped for years that this movie would be finally offered on VHS. I would definitely buy it. Although its scope is considerably smaller than Bogart's SAHARA(a WW2 movie about a wayward tank and its crew struggling to survive) it still holds up well as a simple adventure feature and I'd love it to see it again..

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