Rope of Sand

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Rope of Sand is a 1949 adventure-suspense film noir produced by Hal Wallis and directed by William Dieterle. Set in South West Africa, the film stars Wallis contract star Burt Lancaster and three stars from Wallis's Casablanca; Paul Henreid, Claude Rains and Peter Lorre. read more

Rope of Sand is a 1949 adventure-suspense film noir produced by Hal Wallis and directed by William Dieterle. Set in South West Africa, the film stars Wallis contract star Burt Lancaster and three stars from Wallis's Casablanca; Paul Henreid, Claude Rains and Peter Lorre. The film introduces Corinne Calvet, and features Sam Jaffe, John Bromfield and Kenny Washington in supporting roles. Desert portions of the film were shot in Yuma, Arizona.

Original Release

08/03/1949

Cast

Burt Lancaster Mike Davis
Paul Henreid Commandant Paul Vogel
Claude Rains Arthur Martingale
Peter Lorre Toady
Corinne Calvet Suzanne Renaud
Sam Jaffe Dr. Francis Hunter
John Bromfield Thompson
Mike Mazurki Pierson
Kenny Washington John
Edmund Breon Chairman
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William Dieterle

Writers

Walter Doniger, John Paxton

Cast

Burt Lancaster Mike Davis
Paul Henreid Commandant Paul Vogel
Claude Rains Arthur Martingale
Peter Lorre Toady
Corinne Calvet Suzanne Renaud
Sam Jaffe Dr. Francis Hunter
John Bromfield Thompson
Mike Mazurki Pierson
Kenny Washington John
Edmund Breon Chairman
Hayden Rorke Ingram
David Thursby Henry
Josef Marais Specialty Singer
Miranda Marais Specialty Singer (as Miranda)
Georges Renavent

Producers

Editors

Warren Low

1950 Golden Globe Best Screenplay Nominated
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