Sahara – 1943
Another outstanding WWII Bogie picture. Have a jug of cold water beside you while you watch.
—A Great War Thriller—
Your Bogie Fix:
Director: Zoltan Korda
Tank commander Sgt. Joe Gunn (Humphrey Bogart) joins forces with a unit of British soldiers to defend a well in the Sahara desert from the Germans – despite fifty-to-one odds!
What I Thought
Whoever was in charge of the sand in this movie should be given an honorary Oscar. Watching the actors drive, walk, stumble, crawl, and try to breathe in the desert was enough to make me feel like I had sand in my shorts by the end of this film.
Perhaps the biggest Bogart film that I had never seen up until this point, I wish I hadn’t waited so long. I’m going to wager a guess that this was a pretty influential movie to quite a few war films that followed it. Just consider this synopsis – a ragtag group of misfit…
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