Cast & Crew
Peter Van Eyck
Five men at an isolated oil-pumping station in the Sahara share in the blistering heat of the desert a mutual contempt for one another and a deep hunger for women. Kramer, the German in charge, is cool, sadistic, and mechanical, brooding alone in his quarters. His deputy, Macey, is a spineless Englishman living in memories of the desert war that somehow made him a major. Fletcher, a sex-starved Scot with a warped sense of humor, delights in teasing the snobbish Macey, while Martin, a new arrival from Germany, refuses to submit to the domination of Kramer. Santos, a chunky Spaniard, quietly and glumly remains in his own silent world. One evening their tense poker game is interrupted when an American car crashes into their encampment. The men lift from the wreckage a passenger, Catherine, who explains that the injured driver, Jimmy, is her jealous ex-husband and that he tried to kill them both. Catherine's presence exacerbates the taut atmosphere as she sleeps first with Kramer and then with Martin. Unable to bear her seemingly flagrant infidelity, the crazed Jimmy stabs her to death and then kills himself. An ambulance removes the corpses, and the station returns to strained and bitter normality.
Peter Van Eyck
Location scenes filmed in the Libyan Desert. Released in West Germany in January 1963 as Endstation 13 Sahara; running time: 100 min. Opened in London in September 1963; running time: 101 min. A nude sequence of Miss Baker was cut from the U. S. print. No infomation has been found about the songs in this film.