Sands of the Kalahari

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"The strangest adventure the eyes of man have ever seen!"
  • Approved
  • 1965
  • 1 hr 59 min
  • 6.7  (1,477)

In 1965's Sands of the Kalahari, we follow a group of diverse strangers on a flight to Johannesburg. Among the passengers are a pilot named Sturdevan (Stanley Baker), an insurance salesman named Grimmelman (Nigel Davenport), a wealthy British couple named Bainbridge (Harry Andrews and Viola Keats), and a young woman named Grace (Susannah York) who is fleeing an abusive relationship.

After their plane crashes in the Kalahari Desert, the group must work together to survive in the harsh environment with limited food and water. They soon discover that they are not alone in the desert as they are being watched by a tribe of baboons who are constantly on the hunt for food. As their situation becomes more desperate, tensions rise within the group and their primal instincts begin to take over.

The leader of the group is Brian O'Brien (Stuart Whitman), an American trader who is well-versed in survival techniques. He takes charge and leads the group to a cave to set up camp. Despite his efforts, the group struggles to find food and water, and it becomes clear that they may not make it out of the desert alive.

The dynamics within the group are fascinating to watch as they each deal with the stress and fear of their situation in their own way. Sturdevan is the most level-headed and logical member of the group, while Grimmelman becomes increasingly paranoid and aggressive. Grace is traumatized by her past and struggles to connect with the others, while the Bainbridges cling to their class privilege even in the face of death.

As the days go on, the group's struggle against the baboons becomes more intense. They must not only defend themselves from the animals, but also find a way to make a signal fire to alert rescuers. The tension and stakes are continually raised, leading to an explosive finale.

Sands of the Kalahari is a thrilling survival adventure that showcases the rugged beauty of the African desert. The film's all-star cast delivers powerhouse performances, particularly Stuart Whitman as the charismatic leader who must hold the group together. The baboons, played by real animals rather than special effects, add a level of danger and unpredictability that keeps the audience on edge.

Overall, Sands of the Kalahari is a gripping tale of survival and human nature that is sure to keep you on the edge of your seat. It's a classic adventure film that should not be missed.

Sands of the Kalahari is a 1965 action movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 59 minutes. It has received mostly positive reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 6.7.

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    1 hr 59 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    6.7  (1,477)