S.O.S. Sahara

S.O.S. Sahara is a 1938 German drama film directed by Jacques de Baroncelli and starring Charles Vanel, Jean-Pierre Aumont and Marta Labarr. The film was made in the French language, produced by the French subsidiary of the German studio UFA. It was shot on location in Algeria.[1] The screenplay was based on a play Men Without a Past by Jean Martet. Martet's credit was removed from the film during the Nazi occupation of France, and he later brought a court case against UFA establishing his rights to the film.[2]

S.O.S. Sahara
Directed byJacques de Baroncelli
Produced byDietrich von Theobald
Raoul Ploquin
W. Schmidt
Written byJacques Constant
Michel Duran
Jean Martet
StarringCharles Vanel
Jean-Pierre Aumont
Marta Labarr
Raymond Cordy
Music byLothar Brühne
CinematographyGünther Rittau
Distributed byACE, UFA
Release date
17 August 1938

It was later remade in 1962 as Station Six-Sahara.[3]



  1. Orlando p.4
  2. Bergfelder p.128
  3. Bergfelder p.128


  • Bergfelder, Tim. International Adventures: German Popular Cinema and European Co-productions in the 1960s. Berghahn Books, 2005.
  • Orlando, Valerie. Screening Morocco: Contemporary Depictions in Film of a Changing Society. Ohio University Press, 2011.

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