After the fall of Tobruk in June 1942, U.S. Army sergeant Joe Gunn leads his tank into the Sahara desert, in order to evade advancing Rommel's forces and reach Allied lines. Along the way he picks up few Allied soldiers, but soon they are running out of water. They find water at the ancient well, but the well is a goal of an entire German battalion. Despite the impossible odds, Sergeant Gunn decides to defend the well.
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This film is a remake of the 1943 original but it is also a remake of the 1953 western 'Last of the Commanches', itself a remake of the original except for the 7th Cavalry and Indians substituting for the Allies and Germans. See more
At the start a newsreel is shown describing the allied build-up to combat Germany's Africa Corps and "looking forward to wiping the smile off General Rommel's face". All of this took place in 1942; however the newsreel is prominently dated 1944. Rommel even left Africa on 9 March 1943 and never returned. Newsreels during WWII were up to date with their information, not two years late. See more
You've come a long way, Sergeant. You Americans must have a taste for lost causes.
Well, with all respects, Major, I'm not the guy with a bunch of casualties lying around for the buzzards to pick.
In the credits the italian prisoner is named guiseppe. the correct spelling of that name is Giuseppe. See more
Remake of Sahara