Approved | | Adventure, Drama, War
In 1944, US Navy specialists run a weather station in the Gobi desert where they are harassed by Japanese warplanes but aided by local Mongol nomads.
A January 20, 1952 Los Angeles Times article speculated that Richard Basehart, William Lundigan, David Wayne and Gary Merrill were going to be cast in the film.
Well, looks like you made a hit, Walter my boy. Tell me, how do you do it?
Walter Landers: My training as a meterorologist. I can take one look at a girl and tell weather.
In the very beginning of the film, Richard Widmark enters a Navy office to learn a new assignment. He enters the room and closed the door, latching it. Then one of the other two officers in the room walks over to the door and closed the door again, latching it.
Opening credits prologue: In the Navy records in Washington, there is an obscure entry reading "Saddles for Gobi."
This film is based on the story behind that entry--one of the strangest stories of World War II.