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Destination Gobi Details


An offbeat blend of World War II drama and "Arabian Nights" escapism, Destination Gobi is all the more odd in that it is allegedly based on fact. Richard Widmark heads a group of US Navy men, sent to Mongolia for weather observation. Widmark must lead his men across the treacherous Gobi desert to the freedom of the seacoast. Rescued from the Japanese by a Mongolian chief (Murvyn Vye), the men are compelled to repay their rescuer by securing enough saddles for his sixty horses. A flummoxed Pentagon okays the requisition, and the chieftain leads Widmark's band to Okinawa. Destination Gobi makes good use of the Arizona desert, which "stands in" for Gobi. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


Richard Widmark
as C.P.O. Sam McHale
Don Taylor
as Jenkins
Casey Adams
as Walter Landers
Murvyn Vye
as Kengtu
Darryl Hickman
as Wilbur Cohen
Martin Milner
as Elwood Halsey
Russell Collins
as Cmdr. Wyatt
Leonard Strong
as Wali Akham
Earl Holliman
as Frank Svenson
Edgar Barrier
as Yin Tang
Alvy Moore
as Aide
Stuart Randall
as Capt. Briggs
William Forrest
as Skipper
Bert Moorhouse
as Naval Captain
Jack Raine
as Admiral
Judy Dan


Robert Wise
Stanley Crea Rubin
Charles G. Clarke
Alfred Newman
Composer (Music Score)
Alfred Newman
Musical Direction/Supervision
Sol Kaplan
Composer (Music Score)
Robert Fritch
Lyle Wheeler
Art Director