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Sword in the Desert (1949)

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101 min | Action, Drama, History

In 1947, with only months remaining until the partition of British-administered Palestine, an American freighter captain smuggles European Jewish refugees ashore under the nose of the British authorities.
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$1,000,000
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Release date
Aug 24, 1949 (United States)

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Dana Andrews
Mike Dillon Mike Dillon   See fewer
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Stephen McNally
David Vogel David Vogel   See fewer
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Jeff Chandler
Asvan Kurta Asvan Kurta   See fewer
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Philip Friend
Lt. Ellerton Lt. Ellerton   See fewer
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Hugh French
Maj. Sorrell Maj. Sorrell   See fewer
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Liam Redmond
Jerry McCarthy Jerry McCarthy   See fewer
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Lowell Gilmore
Maj. Stephens Maj. Stephens   See fewer
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Stanley Logan
Col. Bruce Evans Col. Bruce Evans   See fewer
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Hayden Rorke
Capt. Beaumont Capt. Beaumont   See fewer
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Marten Lamont
Capt. Fletcher (as Martin Lamont) Capt. Fletcher (as Martin Lamont)   See fewer
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David Wolfe
Gershon Gershon   See fewer
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Campbell Copelin
Sgt. Chapel Sgt. Chapel   See fewer
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Art Foster
Sgt. Rummins Sgt. Rummins   See fewer
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Gilchrist Stuart
Radio Operator Radio Operator   See fewer
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Emil Rameau
Old Man - Dov's Father Old Man - Dov's Father   See fewer
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Jan Arvan
Arab (uncredited) Arab (uncredited)   See fewer
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Paul Brinegar
British Soldier (uncredited) British Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Tom Coleman
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Clyde Cook
Sentry (uncredited) Sentry (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ashley Cowan
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Craven
Brig. Vincent (uncredited) Brig. Vincent (uncredited)   See fewer
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Dennis Dengate
Driver (uncredited) Driver (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Dockstader
British Soldier (uncredited) British Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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James Fairfax
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Charles Flynn
Adams (uncredited) Adams (uncredited)   See fewer
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Martin Garralaga
Ahmed the Great (uncredited) Ahmed the Great (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ray Grimes
Bosun (uncredited) Bosun (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jimmie Horan
Guard (uncredited) Guard (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robin Hughes
Soldier (uncredited) Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Russ Kaplan
Haganah Soldier (uncredited) Haganah Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Laird
Orderly (uncredited) Orderly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Richard LaMarr
Refugee (uncredited) Refugee (uncredited)   See fewer
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George Magrill
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Rory Mallinson
Harris (uncredited) Harris (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Mantley
Orderly (uncredited) Orderly (uncredited)   See fewer
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Harry Martin
Wire Tapper (uncredited) Wire Tapper (uncredited)   See fewer
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Shepard Menken
Haganah Soldier (uncredited) Haganah Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ernesto Molinari
Refugee (uncredited) Refugee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sol Murgi
Refugee (uncredited) Refugee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Paris
Levitan (uncredited) Levitan (uncredited)   See fewer
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Royal Raymond
Arab (uncredited) Arab (uncredited)   See fewer
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Waclaw Rekwart
Refugee (uncredited) Refugee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Sam Resnik
Haganah Soldier (uncredited) Haganah Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Bruce Riley
Radio Man (uncredited) Radio Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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Wallace Scott
Sergeant (uncredited) Sergeant (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jerry Sheldon
Seaman (uncredited) Seaman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Earl Spainard
Refugee (uncredited) Refugee (uncredited)   See fewer
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Grey Stafford
Lt. Cazelet (uncredited) Lt. Cazelet (uncredited)   See fewer
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Joe Turkel
Haganah Soldier (uncredited) Haganah Soldier (uncredited)   See fewer
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Jack Webb
Hoffman (uncredited) Hoffman (uncredited)   See fewer
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Ben Wright
Radio Man (uncredited) Radio Man (uncredited)   See fewer
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6.7 / 10 | 145 votes