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Rope of Sand(1949)

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Brief Synopsis

Two years ago, hunting guide Mike Davis was with a client who trespassed on diamond company land and found a rich lode; Paul Vogel, sadistic commandant of company police, beat Mike nearly to death but failed to learn the location. Now Mike is back in Diamantstad, South African desert, and manager Martingale has a better idea: he hires delectable adventuress Suzanne to ferret out Mike's secret. But she soon finds she's playing with fire.

Cast & Crew

Burt Lancaster Mike Davis
Paul Henreid Commandant Paul Vogel
Claude Rains Arthur [Fred] Martingale
Corinne Calvet Suzanne Renaud
Sam Jaffe Dr. Francis Hunter
John Bromfield Thompson--Guard
Mike Mazurki Pierson--Guard
Edmond Breon Chairman
David Thursby Henry--Bartender

Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  Premiere Info:  New York opening: week of 4 Aug 1949
Release Date:  1949 Production Date:  Hal Wallis' Production
Color/B&W:  Black and White Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures, Inc.
Sound:  Mono (Western Electric Sound System) Production Co:  Wallis-Hazen, Inc.
Duration(mins):  104-105 Country:  United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  12    

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  • Outstanding cast!

    filmnoirfan 2011-11-13

    I guess Burt Lancaster has always been one of my favorite film noir anti-heroes (The Killers, I Walk Alone and Criss Cross are 3 of my fav film noir films... MORE>

  • Enter Sandman

    Emgee 2011-02-28

    Great director & First rate cast= Brilliant film, right? Alas, not in this case. What is missing is a good script, and this one is a shambles. The... MORE>

  • Rope of Sand

    Lloyd B. Knight 2010-12-08

    Isn't it odd that such a remarkable film, directed by William Dieterle, with a major-league cast, from Paramount, has faded away? Set in South-West... MORE>