One thing I noticed previous reviewers left out of their critiques of this film is that it was a cooperative venture utilizing German, Australian and American actors and crew. I first saw this film as a preteen on TV and fell in love with it. It was the first time I ever saw Peter Van Eyck (of "Rocky Horror Picture Show" fame) act. The truly great performance, however, is given by Ian Bannen (an Aussie) as a happy-go-lucky, crusty oil field worker. IMHO, this work holds the essence of "art film" in the palm of its hand. I also do not know anyone else who has ever seen it but feel, if you don't appreciate this film, you know nothing about "true art".
A beautiful blonde (Baker) joins a small group of men running an oil station in the Sahara Desert and starts the emotions soaring.
March 21, 2020