Sahara(Movie, 1943)

1h 37min | Genres: Action, Adventure, Drama, War
SaharaRating: 3.8/5 (with 3737 votes)
Sahara is a 1943 American black-and-white action war film from Columbia Pictures, directed by Zoltán Korda, that stars Humphrey Bogart as an American tank commander in Libya during the Western Desert Campaign of World War II. The storyline is based on a story by Philip MacDonald (Patrol) and an incident depicted in the 1936 Soviet film The Thirteen by Mikhail Romm. Later, Sahara was remade by André de Toth as a Western called Last of the Comanches (1953), and three decades later by Brian Trenchard-Smith as the American-Australian made-for-television film Sahara (1995). Events are depicted which point to the Battle of Gazala, an important battle of the Western Desert Campaign, fought around the port of Tobruk in Libya. Bogart makes reference to events that occurred in May–June 1942. The battle had begun with the British stronger in terms of both numbers and quality of equipment, after having received many of the American M3 tanks (also the tank seen in the film). A small group of American advisors and crews trained the British in the use of the equipment. The British forces were routed, and as shown in Sahara, many tanks were damaged, but were unable to be salvaged due to the 8th Arm... ()
Movie poster of Sahara

Where to watch Sahara (cinema/streaming/download)?

"Sahara" is currently available on 2 providers. Sahara can be rented on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (SD/HD/4K) or purchased on Amazon Instant Video and Apple / iTunes Store (as a download from the website or as a Blu-ray Disc/DVD).

Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 1h 37min
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 38min
Amazon Instant Video
Available languages: English
Available subtitles: English
Duration: 1h 37min
Apple / iTunes Store
Duration: 1h 38min
Also available at on: DVD

Awards & Nominations for Sahara

Academy Award for Best Supporting Actor Academy Award for Best Cinematography, Black-and-white Academy Award for Best Sound Mixing

About Sahara

Sergeant Joe Gunn and his tank crew pick up five British soldiers, a Frenchman and a Sudanese man with an Italian prisoner crossing the Libyan Desert to rejoin their command after the fall of Tobruk. Tambul, the Sudanese leads them to an abandoned desert fortress where they hope to find water. Soon a detachment of German soldiers arrives and attempts to barter food for water, but Gunn and his followers refuse. When the Germans attack, Gunn leads his desert-weary men in a desperate battle, hoping that British reinforcements can arrive in time.

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Trailer for Sahara + Featurettes/Teaser/Clips

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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Shot in: California
Plays in: Libya
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: German (DE), English (EN), Italian (IT)
Translated into 15 languages: Bulgarian (BG), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), French (FR), Hebrew (HE), Hungarian (HU), Italian (IT), Korean (KO), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Turkish (TR), Ukrainian (UK), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 11/11/1943 (World premiere: 09/22/1943)
Director: Zoltan Korda
Producer: Harry Joe Brown
Film Editor: Charles Nelson
Director of Photography: Rudolph Maté
Composer: Miklós Rózsa
Alternative titles in other countries (from previews, ads etc.):
"Sahara: Em Busca da Sobrevivência"
Color: Black & White (B/W)

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