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Capt. Robert Edwards
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Celie Edwards
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Sgt. Major Pierre Benet
Johnny Desmond ...
Lt. Richard Forbes
Phillip Pine ...
Cpl. Carlo Parini
Richard Shannon ...
Pvt. Hoffstetter
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Pvt. Aruazza
Charles H. Gray ...
Pvt. Bandurski
Richard Gilden ...
Pvt. Kabussyan
Ron Foster ...
Pvt. Bergstrom
John Verros ...
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Ahitagel
Patrick O'Moore ...
Pvt. Corbo
Felix Locher ...
Marsaya, scout
William Hamel ...
Pvt. Brocklin
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French Foreign Legion Captain Edwards, is returning to his post with his desert patrol that is ambushed by an Arab tribe, with Edwards and his sergeant, Benet, the only survivors. Edwards and Benet are later sent to gather a new patrol. While Benet seeks volunteers, Edwards goes to say farewell to his wife, Celie, whom he finds in the arms of another officer, Lieutenant Forbes. Edwards and Forbes, naturally, begin their dangerous mission with hostility between them. Surrounded by the deadly Tuaregs, Edwards loses one man after another, but doggedly pushes on. He learns that even while the leader of the Tauregs is signing a peace treaty at the outpost, rivals within the tribe plan to ambush the leader, blame it on the French and start a new war. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Make it 6.5!
17 November 2016 | by See all my reviews

Perhaps the film would have been more exciting and suspenseful if "The Unseen" had remained just that. Still, that may have required a greater level of directorial imaginativeness than Charles Marquis Warren was capable of, so we will have to accept the film as it is and not as it might have been.

As it is, "Desert Hell" is a fair enough action yarn for supporting slots. By RegalScope standards, the budget is sizable. Location photography helps, there are a fair number of players and extras, and there's quite a bit of action.

The characters are not particularly memorable but they are competently enacted. Richard Denning gives the best performance with a French accent yet that cannot be faulted. Brian Keith is his usual surly self, but Johnny Desmond makes some impression as his rival. Despite her prominence in the cast list, Barbara Hale figures in only two scenes at the beginning of the film, and she is by no means flatteringly photographed or costumed.

Charlie Warren keeps the film moving at an adequate pace, though there are a couple of slow dialogue scenes which make some attempt at character motivation. But these attempts are so perfunctory, the development of character antagonisms and relationships makes little impact. One cannot help feeling they were written merely to spin out the film's running time rather than for any legitimate dramatic purpose.


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