Sahara (1943)

Sahara is a World War II film about a British-American military unit that is stranded in the Sahara desert and not only has to fight for survival against the elements, but has to battle the Nazi troops that are closing in on the squadron.… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: November 11, 1943
DVD Release Date: December 11, 2001
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Variety Staff

Packed with pithy dialog, lusty action and suspense, and logically and well-devised situations avoiding ultra-theatrics throughout.

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Fernando F. Croce

Zoltan Korda's wartime coalition is more Air Force muscularity than In Which We Serve fustiness

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Thanks to the strong performance by Bogey, at his heroic best, it's watchable.

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Derek Adams
Time Out

Watchable more for its strong cast than for its credibility or its pretensions ...

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Emanuel Levy

Like other WWII adventures, Sahara contains elements of propaganda, but it's expertly directed by Korda, well acted by Bogart and the other men, and strikingly photographed by Rudolph Mate who received an Oscar nomination.

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Steven D. Greydanus
Decent Films Guide

One of the best WWII-era WWII movies… a thoroughly entertaining war actioner starring Humphrey Bogart as a tough American sergeant commanding a tank crew in the Libyan desert.

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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

"Sahara" is a laudable conception of soldier fortitude in this war, and it is also a bang-up action picture, cut out to hold one enthralled.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Bogey's presence lends a hard-boiled nature to the picture.

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Flixster Audience Score: 86% Flixster User Reviews
Stella Dallas
kind of forgettable. i can say this cuz i watched it all the way to the last scene before i realized i had seen it before :\
danny d
a unique and inventive war film, a bit slow on the uptake but an ending that sets the stage for many other war films like it. entertaining characters and… More
Graham Jones
Bogart puts in another great performance in this WWII classic.
Mark K
If you watch the film with an understanding of when it was made, and that it's a platform for propaganda, you'll appreciate its finer moments. Those… More
Michael Gildea
Sahara was a seriously overlooked Humphrey Bogart gem that sadly gets none of the credit it deserves. Its not really Bogart's movie, more of a team effort… More
Andre Tavares Simoni
Explosive action from the beggining to the end, in this 1943 classic, with the presence of Hunphrey Bogart, in an envolving story of a platoon lost in the… More