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Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Approved | | Thriller, War | 12 July 1943 (USA)
During World War II, an undercover British soldier tries get word to the Allies that the Germans have tons of supplies buried in five excavations across Egypt.

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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 Rod Crawford <puffinus@u.washington.edu>

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Did a Woman Start the Rout of Rommel?

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Cinco tumbas al Cairo  »

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$855,000 (estimated)
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The Germans are played by German actors and speak with the right accent, except for Erich von Stroheim, who had emigrated from Austria to the US at the age of 24 and whose accent occasionally slips. The British hero is played by Franchot Tone, an American actor who speaks with an American accent. Anne Baxter, playing a Frenchwoman, however, does a credible French accent. See more »

Goofs

The maps used by the Germans are English maps, not German, though why not in German? Egypt in German is Agypten (umlaut A), not five letters. See more »

Quotes

Field Marshal Rommel: [to Mouche] I don't like women in the morning. Go away!
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Referenced in Shadows of Suspense (2006) See more »

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an excellent movie,with excellent actors
25 August 1999 | by See all my reviews

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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