Film, Drama

Time Out says

WWII actioner in which Bogart's tank corps sergeant, retreating from El Alamein, picks up a motley crew of stragglers and survivors of assorted creeds and colours, who band together to defend a desert well against 500 Germans. Watchable more for its strong cast than for its credibility or its pretensions: the script was adapted from a Russian movie called The Thirteen by John Howard Lawson (one of the Hollywood Ten), who saw the mixed ethnic group as an allegory of brotherhood.


Release details

97 mins

Cast and crew

Zoltan Korda
John Howard Lawson, Zoltan Korda
Humphrey Bogart
Bruce Bennett
Lloyd Bridges
Rex Ingram
Dan Duryea
J Carrol Naish
Kurt Kreuger
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