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Director  John Paddy Carstairs
Genre  Comedy
4.9/10 IMDb

Initial release  September 8, 1960
Running time  1h 32m
Sands of the Desert movie poster
Writer  Anne Burnaby (story), Stafford Byrne (story), John Paddy Carstairs (screenplay), Charlie Drake (additional dialogue), Robert Hall (story)
Cast  Charlie Drake (Charlie Sands), Peter Arne (Sheikh El Jabez), Sarah Branch (Janet Brown), Raymond Huntley (Bossom), Rebecca Dignam (Nerima), Peter Illing (Sheikh Ibrahim)
Similar movies  Related John Paddy Carstairs movies

Sands of the Desert is a 1960 British comedy film directed by John Paddy Carstairs and starring Charlie Drake, Peter Arne, Sarah Branch and Raymond Huntley.

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Sands of the desert


Premise

A British travel agent gets mixed up in trouble in the Arabian Peninsula.

Cast

  • Charlie Drake - Charlie Sands
  • Peter Arne - Sheikh El Jabez
  • Sarah Branch - Janet Brown
  • Raymond Huntley - Bossom
  • Rebecca Dignam - Nerima
  • Peter Illing - Sheikh Ibrahim
  • Harold Kasket - Abdullah
  • Marne Maitland - Advisor to Sheikh
  • Neil McCarthy - Hassan
  • Derek Sydney - Mamud
  • Alan Tilvern - Mustafa
  • Martin Benson - Selin
  • Eric Pohlmann - Scrobin
  • Inia Te Wiata - Fahid
  • Paul Stassino - Pilot
  • Critical reception

    TV Guide described it as "a mildly amusing comedy that never really delivers its laugh quota, due primarily to its uneven script. Drake, a popular British television comic of the day, is good, though the movies are clearly not his metier."

    References

    Sands of the Desert Wikipedia
    Sands of the Desert IMDbSands of the Desert themoviedb.org


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