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June, 1942. The British Army, retreating ahead of victorious Rommel, leaves a lone survivor on the Egyptian border--Corporal John Bramble, who finds refuge at a remote desert hotel...soon to be German HQ. To survive, Bramble assumes an identity which proves perilous. The new guest of honor is none other than Rommel, hinting of his secret strategy, code-named 'five graves.' And the fate of the British in Egypt depends on whether a humble corporal can penetrate the secret... Written by
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All the lead characters in this movie are played by actors with a different nationality to that of their character. The British soldier Corporal John Bramble is played by American Franchot Tone; German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel is played by Austrian-born Erich von Stroheim; the Egyptian hotel owner was played by Georgian Russian actor Akim Tamiroff; whilst the French chambermaid Mouche is played by American Anne Baxter. See more »
When Bramble walks/runs into the town his shadow is behind him, then in front, then again behind him. See more »
Field Marshal Rommel:
[to the officers seated at the breakfast table]
Rice pudding in Egypt - you never know if it's raisins - or flies!
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a good picture of war time,without much blood and guts.i saw this movie when it was released in 1943,and have seen it on amc this past january.all of the characters in the picture were class actors.franchot tone was my favorite actor.
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