Rope of Sand

Synopsis: Two years ago, hunting guide Mike Davis was with a client who trespassed on diamond company land and found a rich lode; Paul Vogel, sadistic commandant of company police, beat Mike nearly to death but failed to learn the location. Now Mike is back in Diamantstad, South African desert, and manager Martingale has a better idea: he hires delectable adventuress Suzanne to ferret out Mike's secret. But she soon finds she's playing with fire.
Director(s): William Dieterle
Production: Paramount Pictures
104 min

I work for you.


But you'd better go see doc

Hunter first and have him take

care of this.

Tell him Mike Davis send you.

He'll remember the name.

Call Mr. Martingale

in cape town.

Try the perseus club first.

Yes, sir.

And insist that I talk to him.

Diamond stat to cape town.

Perseus club.

I'm sorry, Mr. Martingale

cannot be disturbed.

No, I'm very sorry but

the membership

committee is meeting.

The next and last application

is that of Mr. Paul Vogel, our

fair diamond stud.


Gentlemen, there's no need to

reiterate all the splendid

services that Mr. Vogel has

vetted the club in the past.

Year yet three times previously,

his membership

application was rejected

by a single blackball.

Most regrettable.

Therefore I've asked Mr.

Martingale again to make a

personal plea.

Thank you.

Gentlemen, I'm quite sure you

are all aware that Paul Vogel

is the grandson of an

impoverished German colonist,

that he started with none of the

advantages that all of us

have enjoyed.

And that it's by his own

constant effort that he's

become a person of stature

and importance.

In regard to our personal

relationship, I can honestly

say that every day he has worked

under me has been a

distinct pleasure.

Gentlemen, I have no more to

say because well, I am

confident how each

of you will vote.

Hear that?

I think we may pass

the voting box.

Thank you.

Thank you.

Membership application rejected.


No further business, gentleman.

Meeting adjourned.

Sorry, Martingale.

This makes my going back

to diamond stud doubly


You joining us this

evening, Parker?

No, I'm afraid I can't.

I'm meeting Mrs. Parker

at the station.

We leave in an hour for a

business trip up country.



Mr. Martingale, urgent, sir.

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Walter Doniger

Walter A. Doniger (July 1, 1917, New York, New York - November 24, 2011, Los Angeles, California) was an American film and television director. He was a graduate of the Harvard School of Business. more…

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