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Adventure in Sahara (1938)

Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon). To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim ... See full summary »

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D. Ross Lederman

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Maxwell Shane (screenplay), Samuel Fuller (story) (as Sam Fuller)
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Cast

Cast overview:
Paul Kelly ... Jim Wilson
C. Henry Gordon ... Capt. Savatt
Lorna Gray ... Carla Preston
Robert Fiske ... Lt. Dumond
Marc Lawrence ... Poule
Dick Curtis ... Karnoldi
Stanley Brown ... René Malreaux
Al Bridge ... Cpl. Dronov (as Alan Bridge)
Ray Bennett ... Ladoux (as Raphael Bennett)
Charles R. Moore ... Gungadin (as Charles Moore)
Dwight Frye ... Gravet - 'The Jackal'
Stanley Andrews ... Col. Rancreux
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Agadez is a lonely French outpost baking under the desert sun and commanded by the cruel and oppressive Captain Savatt (C. Henry Gordon). To it comes, at his own request, Legionnaire Jim Wilson (Paul Kelly soon followed by his fiancée, Carla Preston (Lorna Gray), who has been tracing him from post to post. Legionnaires seize the fort and turn Savitt loose in the Arab-haunted desert with only a fraction of the water and food needed to get back to civilization. But Savitt gets through and returns to the fort at the head of an avenging troop of men. But Arabs surround Savitt and his men, and the mutineers, knowing that to leave the fort and aid them means their own death... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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A Yankee Daredevil Hits The Foreign Legion... To Bring You Breath-Taking Thrills! See more »


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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

15 November 1938 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Revolt in the Sahara See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Mirrophonic Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When the film was re-submitted to the BBFC (British Board of Film Classification) for a modern rating; a compulsory cut amounting to two seconds in total was required in order to remove sight of real animal cruelty (sight of a horse being tripped up and made to fall onto its head and neck) in line with UK law and the BBFC Guidelines and policy in regards to portrayal of animal cruelty in films. Following these cuts the film was passed "PG" without further cuts See more »

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Adventure in Sahara
30 December 2011 | by MartinTellerSee all my reviews

A man joins the French Foreign Legion to confront the cruel officer responsible for his brother's death. Picture Mutiny on the Bounty with bunch of sand and you've got the basic idea. It's a pretty tepid affair, with a ho-hum performance by Paul Kelly, an utterly limp romance, stock situations (and stock footage) and overcooked dialogue. Strictly an assembly line production, watchable mainly due to its very short running time, but without any thrills or interesting angles. C. Henry Gordon as the sadistic captain is the brightest star in an otherwise dull, half-hearted effort.

Adventure in Sahara - 5/10


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