[Videolib] Re: films with suitcases

Andy Moore (andy@frameline.org)
Tue, 12 Jun 2007 11:00:51 -0700

Dear All,

The thread about films with suitcases reminded me of a film I saw as a child
on TV in Los Angeles in the 1960's that I wish I could remember the title
of---maybe you all can help me identify it. It was about two men lost in a
hilly desert, probably in the Middle East. There is a large man with a
suitcase handcuffed to his wrist, and a smaller man who is his enemy and his
companion, as they are lost together. Though the suitcase is a real burden
as they trek in search of water/civilization, the large man doesn't let it
out of his sight (or off of his wrist) during their journey. There is a shot
that I remember vividly of a straight razor starting to cut into the large
man's wrist, and a bunch of blood squirting out. At the end of the film, I
recall that they die in the desert, and the final shot pulls back to reveal
that they were very close to an oasis or a beach, just short of safety, but
didn't make it. Does anyone know this film??

Thanks very much,

Andy Moore 
Educational Distribution Manager

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