|Directed by||Joseph Pevney|
|Produced by||Ted Richmond|
|Screenplay by||Irving Wallace
|Based on||novel The Demon Caravan by Georges Surdez|
|Music by||Frank Skinner|
|Cinematography||John F. Seitz|
|Edited by||Frank Gross|
|Distributed by||Universal Pictures|
|Box office||$1,650,000 (US)|
- Alan Ladd as Paul Lartal
- Richard Conte as Crito Damou / Omar Ben Khalif
- Arlene Dahl as Morjana
- Akim Tamiroff as Pvt. Plevko
- Oscar Beregi as Si Khalil (as Oscar Berefi)
- Leon Askin as Maj. Vasil
- Anthony Caruso as Lt. Messaoud
- George J. Lewis as Lt. Lopez
- Sujata Rubener as Dancer (as Sujata)
- Asoka Rubener as Dancer (as Asoka)
It was Alan Ladd's first film for Universal since becoming a star. It was a one-picture deal and gave Ladd a percentage of the profits, a relatively novel thing at the time. (He split profits with the studio 50-50.) Joseph Pevney was assigned to direct.
- 'The Top Box Office Hits of 1953', Variety, January 13, 1954
- Kramer Will Film Story of Airplane Pioneers; Ladd in 'Desert Legion' Schallert, Edwin. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 02 May 1952: B9.
- KRAMER WILL FILM STORY OF WRIGHTS: Producer Buys Book by Fred Kelly About Air Pioneers as Basis for New Movie By THOMAS M. PRYORSpecial to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 02 May 1952: 21.
- HOLLYWOOD REPORT: Plan to Aid Smeared Scenarists Is Voted Down by the Writers Guild -- Addenda By J. D. SPIROHOLLYWOOD.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 20 July 1952: X5.
- CHARLES LAUGHTON SIGNS FOR 'SALOME': Arrives in England but Will Return Soon to Play Herod Opposite Rita Hayworth By THOMAS M. PRYORSpecial to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 31 May 1952: 13.
- Ladd Ready to Go in 'Desert Legion' Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) [Los Angeles, Calif] 15 June 1952: D2.
- TV COMEDY STARS SIGNING FOR FILM: Lucille Ball and Her Husband, Desi Arnaz, May Do Sequence in Billy Rose's Picture By THOMAS M. PRYORSpecial to THE NEW YORK TIMES.. New York Times (1923-Current file) [New York, N.Y] 17 June 1952: 23.
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