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Sword in the Desert

1949 1h 40m Mystery & Thriller List
Reviews A disillusioned sea captain, Mike Dillon (Dana Andrews), smuggles European Jewish refugees into Palestine -- the land that is now Israel -- during World War II. Upon reaching Palestine, Dillon delivers the refugees to a secret camp, where they plan to fight against the British. However, Dillon soon finds himself caught in the middle of a struggle that pits the founders of Israel against British troops. And Dillon must decide whether to do the right thing or stay out of trouble. Read More Read Less

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Bob Thomas Associated Press Good acting, convincing backgrounds and much action help to offset the cloudy politics. Jul 30, 2019 Full Review Nora Lee Mandel Maven's Nest First made-in-Hollywood film set in 1947 Palestine, pre-dated similar story as EXODUS (1960). With American freighter captain paid to bring in Holocaust refugees illegally, sultry anti-Brit Jewish broadcaster in love and Jeff Chandler's only Jewish role. Rated: 7/10 Sep 27, 2023 Full Review Read all reviews
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Synopsis A disillusioned sea captain, Mike Dillon (Dana Andrews), smuggles European Jewish refugees into Palestine -- the land that is now Israel -- during World War II. Upon reaching Palestine, Dillon delivers the refugees to a secret camp, where they plan to fight against the British. However, Dillon soon finds himself caught in the middle of a struggle that pits the founders of Israel against British troops. And Dillon must decide whether to do the right thing or stay out of trouble.
Director
George Sherman
Producer
Robert Buckner
Screenwriter
Robert Buckner
Production Co
Universal International Pictures
Genre
Mystery & Thriller
Original Language
English
Runtime
1h 40m