Destination Gobi (1953)

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Alternative titles

  • Sixty Saddles for Gobi Alternative
  • Gobi Outpost Alternative
  • 60 Saddles for Gobi Alternative


World War II drama based on fact. Ordeals and dangers experienced by a group of sailors trying to win friends among a band of Mongols and fight off Japanese soldiers in Central Asia.

The following statement regarding the story appears after the opening credits: '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.'

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