Thanks to a discussion at the Hammerfilms Yahoo group I first became aware of the film Sands of the Desert, a production I can’t recall ever having seen mentioned anywhere before.
According to Robert Simpson he “first saw it listed in Marcus Hearn's Hammer Story - whilst Hammer's name isn't on any of the advertising, and also didn't seem to crop up in the trade magazines at the time, Marcus assures me that he's seen paperwork that confirms Hammer's involvement with the production”.
The films stars Charlie Drake, a popular comedian at the time, and is currently not available on DVD. There has, however, been a VHS release that occasionally crops up on Ebay and sells for around £15.
On the downside, this film was mentioned in the context of worst Hammer movies ever made. ;-)
You can read more about the film on its IMDB page.
After a successful 12-year managerial and customer service focused career with Starwood Hotels & Resorts, I followed my passion and went freelance as a Private German Tutor.
For three years I was giving German lessons one-on-one or in small group settings and guiding German cruise tourists around the Emerald Isle during the main holiday season.
From October 2011 - September 2013 I was back working for a multinational corporation, Apple, while also maintaining the services I had set up in the previous years but now I am back again full time with my own range of services.
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