Hotel Sahara

Cohen Film Collection

Much loved adventure and comedy director Ken Annakin (The Battle of Bulge, Swiss Family Robinson) directs this WWII British comedy classic. “A marvellous comedy idea…very funny!” – Radio Times

Cat. No: 139264
Barcode: 5019322392644
Run Time: 83 mins
Discs: 1
Cert: U
Format: DVD
Release Date: 25th May 2015

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Poor Emad. All he wants to do is run his luxury hotel, whilst protecting the modesty of his gorgeous and tempestuous fiancée Yasmin, but with WWII raging around them, it’s looking increasingly impossible!

Located in exactly the wrong place during the North Africa Desert campaign, the illustrious Hotel Sahara must change its appearance and attitude for its visitors every time the tumultuous territory changes hands – with hilarious results!

Emad (Oscar winner Peter Ustinov) and his fiancée Yasmin (Yvonne De Carlo, The Ten Commandments) are run ragged changing the hotel’s appearance, attitudes and allegiances. From hanging portraits of Mussolini to belly dancing soirées, there’s nothing they won’t do to keep their hotel safe.

The beautiful Yasmin wins every army’s heart with her soothing singing and seductive dance moves. Whether British, Italian, French, German, or Arabic the twosome try to please them all. The comedy comes to a hilarious conclusion when all sides arrive at once, with a comedy shoot-out so intense, they don’t even realise that the war is over!

When the Germans leave, Emad seems to have Yasmin to himself at last…until the Americans arrive.

Very funny, and played at a fast and furious pace by a wonderful cast…it’s still thoroughly entertaining today.” – Radio Times