Sword in the Desert 1949
An exciting film, "Sword in the Desert" was the first motion picture to deal with the struggles between Jewish nationalists and the British in the creation of the state of Israel.
It is 1947, and a group of Jews are illegally smuggled into Palestine on a freighter piloted by American captain Andrews. Through underground channels, they make their way to a rebel headquarters in the desert, where a plot to overthrow British rule is hatched. Chandler is a rebel leader; Toren broadcasts anti-British propaganda through an underground radio station.
Eventually, British authorities discover the location of the rebel base and swoop in on the insurgents. They are captured and held at a British headquarters, but on Christmas Eve other Jewish resisters stage a raid to rescue their comrades...

DVD5 | NTSC 4:3 | 01:38:57 | 3.27 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English
Subtitles: none
Genre: Action, Drama, History, War

Director: George Sherman
Cast: Dana Andrews, Marta Toren, Stephen McNally, Jeff Chandler
Country: USA

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