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The Desert Rats (1953) Poster

Full Cast & Crew

Directed by 

Robert Wise

Writing Credits  

Richard Murphy ... (written by)

Cast (in credits order) verified as complete  

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Lt. Harry Carstairs (as Charles Tingwell)
Charles Davis ...
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Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Patrick Aherne ...
English Officer (uncredited)
John Alderson ...
Corporal (uncredited)
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British Officer (uncredited)
John Blackburn ...
Sergeant (uncredited)
Robert Boon ...
German Lieutenant (uncredited)
Frederic Brunn ...
German Gunner (uncredited)
Arthur Brunner ...
German Radio Man (uncredited)
Paul Busch ...
German Orderly (uncredited)
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Colonel (uncredited)
Frank Chase ...
Commando (uncredited)
Tony Christian ...
German Sentry (uncredited)
Trevor Constable ...
Ginger (uncredited)
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Medic (uncredited)
Ashley Cowan ...
Corporal (uncredited)
Gene Darrell ...
Aussie (uncredited)
Noel Drayton ...
Captain (uncredited)
Harold Dyrenforth ...
Observer (uncredited)
Charles B. Fitzsimons ...
Fire Officer (uncredited)
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Artillery Man (uncredited)
Arno Frey ...
Kramm (uncredited)
Ray Harden ...
Hugh (uncredited)
Charles Keane ...
Sgt Donaldson (uncredited)
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Foreign Secretary (uncredited)
Clyde Morris ...
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Captain (uncredited)
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Communications Man (uncredited)
John O'Malley ...
Riley (uncredited)
Patrick O'Moore ...
Jim (uncredited)
Peter Ortiz ...
Wireman (uncredited)
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Capt. Currie (uncredited)
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Rusty (uncredited)
Guy Prescott ...
Maj. O'Rourke (uncredited)
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C.I.C. (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ...
Gunner (uncredited)
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Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
Jerry Riggio ...
Commando (uncredited)
Per Skavlan ...
German Guard (uncredited)
Frederick Stevens ...
German Major (uncredited)
Gilchrist Stuart ...
Captain (uncredited)
Albert Taylor ...
Jensen (uncredited)
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German Doctor (uncredited)
Alfred Zeisler ...
von Helmholtz (uncredited)
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Produced by 

Robert L. Jacks ... producer

Music by 

Leigh Harline

Cinematography by 

Lucien Ballard ... director of photography

Film Editing by 

Barbara McLean

Art Direction by 

Addison Hehr
Lyle R. Wheeler ... (as Lyle Wheeler)

Set Decoration by 

Fred J. Rode ... (set decorations)

Makeup Department 

Ben Nye ... makeup artist

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director 

Richard Maybery ... assistant director (as J. Richard Maybery)

Sound Department 

Alfred Bruzlin ... sound
Roger Heman Sr. ... sound (as Roger Heman)

Visual Effects by 

Ray Kellogg ... special photographic effects

Stunts 

Fritz Ford ... stunts (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department 

Charles Le Maire ... wardrobe director

Music Department 

Alfred Newman ... musical director
Edward B. Powell ... orchestrator (as Edward Powell)
Leo Arnaud ... musician: drums, percussion (uncredited)
Frank Beach ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Morris Bercov ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Noel Boggs ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Morris Boltuch ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Danny Borzage ... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Benny Carter ... musician: saxophone (uncredited)
John Clyman ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Lois Craft ... musician: harp (uncredited)
Don Cristlieb ... musician: bassoon (uncredited)
Joseph Eger ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
George Fields ... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Fred Fox ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
John Fresco ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Anthony Galla-Rini ... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Gene Garf ... musician: accordion (uncredited)
Conrad Gozzo ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Earl Hatch ... musician: drums, percussion (uncredited)
Skeets Herfurt ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Carl Jeschke ... musician: bassoon (uncredited)
Glen Johnston ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Sam E. Levin ... musician: trumpet (uncredited)
Matty Matlock ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Abe Most ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Vito Mumolo ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Eugene Ober ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Dave Pell ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Edward Rebner ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Sam Rice ... musician: tuba (uncredited)
Dick Roberts ... musician: guitar (uncredited)
Meyer Rubin ... musician: bass (uncredited)
Sylvia Ruderman ... musician: flute (uncredited)
Babe Russin ... musician: clarinet (uncredited)
Harry Schmidt ... musician: french horn (uncredited)
Paul Shure ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Felix Slatkin ... musician: violin (uncredited)
Jack Sperling ... musician: drums, percussion (uncredited)
Murray Spivack ... musician: drums, percussion (uncredited)
Urban Thielmann ... musician: piano (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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