Every time Humphrey Bogart's shown up on The INCspotlight so far, he's played a rather unsavory character. So I think it's time I reviewed a film of his in which he plays a good guy.
The film opens in Libya, 1942, and the Allies are in retreat - but only to regroup so they can launch another offensive. One American tank, commanded by Sergeant Joe Gunn (Humphrey Bogart) ends up separated from the rest of the unit. In order to avoid German forces, Gunn and his crew must journey south across the Sahara Desert to rendezvous with the army. Along the way, they pick up survivors of a medical unit consisting mostly of British troops, but also a South African officer and French soldier Jean Leroux (Louis T. Mercier). Despite limited supplies, especially water, they also take along a Sudanese sergeant named Tambul (Rex Harrison) and his Italian prisoner Giussepe (J. Carroll Naish). Tambul knows the desert well, and he guides Gunn and his comrades in arms to an oasis where they can stock up on water - but not before they take on a German prisoner (Kurt Kreuger), at the cost of one of their own men.