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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This espionage thriller inspired a real spy operation. Actor Miles Mander looked so much like Bernard Law Montgomery that British intelligence tried to hire him as the Field Marshall's double for a mission to deceive the Germans about the location of the D-Day invasion. However, Mander was too tall, so they found an Australian comic, Meyrick Clifton James to masquerade as Monty. They sent the phony Montgomery to Gibraltar to make the Germans think the British would invade southern France before they hit northern France. James later starred in Hell, Heaven or Hoboken (1958). A synopsis of the operation appears in the bestseller, "Double Cross: True Story of the D-Day Spies" by Ben MacIntyre. See more »
In different shots, the pepper and salt shakers on the table in front of Rommel change positions, inexplicably, as he taunts his captives with his plan. See more »
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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