Destination Gobi (1953) (DVD)
Starring: Richard Widmark, Don Taylor
The four-time Oscar winning director Robert Wise is best known for The Sound of Music. Here, he turns his attention to World War II.
Richard Widmark accompanies a group of US military meteorologists, sent to Inner Mongolia during World War II, serving as a weather station monitoring conditions for the Navy.
When their commanding officer is killed during a Japanese attack, Chief Petty Officer Sam McHale (Widmark) takes the reins and leads the men on an 800-mile trek in the intense arid Gobi Desert to safety.
When their convoy comes under attack
from the Japanese, they are forced to seek the help of a group of Mongol tribesmen.
Release Date: 12th May 2014
Director: Robert Wise
Running Time: 85 min
Cat No: 135035
No Disc: 1