The Secret of the Sahara

The Secret of the Sahara (1988)

  • Genre: Action & Adventure, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
  • Creator: Sergio Donati, Nicola Badalucco, Alberto Negrin
  • First Air Date: 1988-01-03
  • Last Air Date: 1988-01-24
  • Total Seasons: 1
  • Total Episodes: 4
  • Status: Ended
  • Episode Runtime: 90 min.
  • Production Company: TF1 Films Production
  • Production Country: France, Germany, Italy, Spain, Switzerland
  • Networks: Rai 1
  • Director: Alberto Negrin
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In 1925, Desmond Jordan, an American archaeologist, tries to find the mysterious Speaking Mountain that is supposed to be in the middle of the Sahara desert, where he meets a bunch of deserters from the French Foreign Legion, who are pursued by the ruthless Lieutenant Ryker.

  • Keywords: based on novel or book, sahara desert, desert, tuareg, ancient manuscript, french foreign legion, 1920s
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    The Secret of the Sahara Seasons

    Season 1

    First Air Date: 1988-01-03
    4 Episodes

    The Secret of the Sahara Episodes

    Title Air Date Duration
    Season 1Episode 1Part 160 min
    Season 1Episode 2Part 260 min
    Season 1Episode 3Part 360 min
    Season 1Episode 4Part 460 min
    Season 1Episode 5Part 560 min
    Season 1Episode 6Part 660 min
    Season 1Episode 7Part 760 min
    • Michael York

      as Desmond Jordan
    • David Soul

      as Lieutenant Ryker
    • Andie MacDowell

      as Anthea
    • Ben Kingsley

      as Sholomon
    • James Farentino

      as Caliph of Timbuktu
    • Miguel Bosé

      as El Hallem
    • Diego Abatantuono

      as Orso
    • Daniel Olbrychski

      as Hared
    • Delia Boccardo

      as Yasmine
    • Ana Obregón

      as Tamameth
    • Radost Bokel

      as Parizade
    • William McNamara

      as Philip Jordan
    • Itaco Nardulli

      as Kerim
    • Mathilda May

      as Myriam
    • Jean-Pierre Cassel

      as Major De Brosse
    • Sal Borgese

      as Achmet
    • Romano Puppo

      as Halimi
    • Ulrich von Dobschütz

      as Von Grübel
    Directing Alberto Negrin Director
    Writing Emilio Salgari Novel
    Writing Alberto Negrin Writer
    Writing Nicola Badalucco Writer
    Writing Sergio Donati Writer
    Writing Massimo De Rita Writer
    Writing Lucio Mandarà Writer
    Writing Alberto Piferi Writer
    Production Alessandro Fracassi Producer
    Production Giovanna Genoese Producer
    Sound Ennio Morricone Original Music Composer
    Camera Daniele Nannuzzi Director of Photography
    Editing Mario Morra Editor
    Art Dante Ferretti Production Design
    Costume & Make-Up Alberto Verso Costume Design
    Art Francesca Lo Schiavo Set Decoration
    Sound Michael Billingsley Sound Editor
    Sound Rafael Guzmán Sound Editor
    Sound Tommaso Quattrini Sound Recordist
    Sound Candido Raini Sound Recordist
    Sound Danilo Moroni Sound Mixer
    Camera Blasco Giurato Director of Photography