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Sword in the Desert

Sword in the Desert(1949)

Also Known As: Desert Legion | The Night Watch |

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Brief Synopsis

After smuggling Jewish refugees into pre-Israel Palestine, a freighter captain becomes embroiled in the conflict.

Cast & Crew

George Sherman Director
Dana Andrews [Capt.] Mike [Francis] Dillon
Stephen McNally David Vogel
Philip Friend Lieutenant Ellerton
Hugh French Major Sorrell
Liam Redmond [Jerry] McCarthy
Lowell Gilmore Major Stephens
Stanley Logan Colonel Bruce Evans
Hayden Rorke Captain Beaumont
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: 24 Aug 1949; Los Angeles opening: 28 Sep 1949
Release Date:  1949 Production Date:  AFI; LC; Univ 16mm
FEB 1759-69; P01601,C39
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Universal Pictures Company, Inc.
Sound:  Mono Production Co:  Universal-International Pictures Co., Inc.
Duration(mins):  99-100 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Sword in the Desert

    Sharon Sweet 2014-10-16

    Originally. I saw this film many years ago and have never quite forgotten it. I was so taken with Jeff Chandler's role, that I have never liked... MORE>

  • The British in the Desert: Vision's from the Jew's

    aerodarts 2014-09-17

    Even though wars have been fought between the 2 nations, The British is the closet Ally America's has. Now, when it comes to Israel and the British, I... MORE>

  • Unexpectantly great

    Alice 2014-09-17

    I got in late to watch this film, not realizing I would like it so much. Would you please air this one again soon? Stephen McNally and Dana Andrews are... MORE>