Overview

Yul Brynner plays political leader Sharif who is sprung from a police van on his way to a firing squad by young loyalists led by Sal Mineo. Yul and the other prisoners kidnap an ambulance and head into the Arabian desert with the police in hot pursuit. All the performances are magnificent: Sal Mineo showing his acting talents, Jack Warden in a wiseguy performance as an employee of Zahrain oil who was involved in embezzlement, Anthony Caruso as a slimy psychotic and the underrated Madlyn Rhue as a nurse who becomes emotionally involved in the proceedings.

  1. Ronald Neame

    Director

  2. Michael Barrett

    Novel

  3. Robin Estridge

    Screenplay

  4. Dudley Nichols

    Writer

Top Billed Cast

  1. Yul Brynner

    Yul Brynner

    Sharif

  2. Madlyn Rhue

    Madlyn Rhue

    Laila

  3. Sal Mineo

    Sal Mineo

    Ahmed

  4. Jack Warden

    Jack Warden

    Huston

  5. James Mason

    James Mason

    Johnson

Full Cast & Crew

Escape from Zahrain
Escape from Zahrain

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 23, 1962
    Theatrical

    Meaning

Original Language English

Runtime 1h 33m

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