Raiders of the Desert Film Details
Overview: Two American adventurers jump ship in a Middle Eastern port, and wind up in the middle of a civil war.
Tagline: DEFYING A DESERT DESPOT!
Review: If this was “Like Sands in the hour glass, so is the waste of your time?” Not really, but it’s silly, harmless fun that has to be seen to be believed. Handsome Richard Arlen and lovable fat man Andy Devine stow away aboard a boat and end up in the middle of the desert “where all the sand ends up after Bob Hope cleans his spinach.” I never quite got that gag in “Road to Morocco”, but it makes a heck of a lot more sense than the point of this pre- war expose of stereotypical silliness that also co-stars Maria Montez in a real do nothing part. The actual female lead is Linda Hayes, moving to an American built city in the middle of nowhere that a desert sheik (Turban Bey) wants to take control of through force. Anyone who can throw a knife into a wooden door and pull it out as if it was only stuck in a brick of cheese (not wood) deserves a medal. Devine becomes a bit too much to take after a while, especially when he starts singing. Ancient proverbs add to the fun as Devine continues to make a fool of himself is a perfect comeuppance for his well meaning obnoxiousness. Grateful that it’s under an hour, over and out.
Country: United States
Duration: 60 min
Genre: Action, Adventure, Comedy
Also known as: Raiders of the Desert,Oi mahitai tis erimou