Escape from Zahrain (1962)

Genres - Action, Adventure  |   Sub-Genres - Chase Movie, Escape Film  |   Release Date - Apr 23, 1962 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Essentially a chase film from beginning to end, this standard adventure yarn by director Ronald Neame is set in "Zahrain," a barely-disguised Middle Eastern nation. Sharif (Yul Brynner) is a rebel who has taken up arms against the country's corrupt government and the forces of Western imperialism. Now he and a small party of supporters (one a kidnapped woman about to become a supporter) take off across the desert with soldiers in hot pursuit. As the group flees through untamed country, there are brief moments of respite but no immediate escape in sight.

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behind-enemy-lines, rescue, desert, escape, leader