Station Six Sahara (1963)

“I have a rule, Major. I don’t believe anything anyone tells me. ” – Martin

Number of Times Seen – 1 (6 Jul 2021)

Brief Synopsis – After an accident bring a young woman and her estranged husband to a secluded Saharan oil station, the men there begin to fight among themselves over their new companion.

My Take on it – Intriguing premise that just doesn’t work well enough.

The film is able to show the rising tension at the station as they get a boost of estrogen towards the overflowing testosterone at the station.

The characters aren’t developed well enough and they each seem like superficial stereotypes.

This helps the animosity between the various characters and raises the level of infighting between them all as they all wish to seek out this new female companion to be their own.

The story moves at a very slow pace and is not easy to get through because it seems a bit to predictable in the way that it is presented.

They do a nice job showing how this woman’s appearance can cause so many problems among men who have worked side by side for so long due to the conditions that they have come to get used to.

The cast is quite good and I loved seeing Denholm Elliott in a role very different from the kind he usually plays even if the story isn’t more engaging to watch.

Carroll Baker is also great In this film as the women who causes all of the tension just by being there.

MovieRob’s Favorite Trivia – Denholm Elliott said in interviews that this film transformed his career. (From IMDB)

Rating – BAFTA Worthy (5/10)


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