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Desert Mice (1959)

 -  Comedy  -  December 1959 (UK)
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Cast overview, first billed only:
Alfred Marks ...
Major Poskett
Sidney James ...
Bert Bennett
Dora Bryan ...
Gay Bennett
Dick Bentley ...
Gavin O'Toole
Reginald Beckwith ...
Fred
Irene Handl ...
Miss Patch
Kenneth Fortescue ...
Peter
Patricia Bredin ...
Susan
Liz Fraser ...
Edie
Joan Benham ...
Una O'Toole
Marius Goring ...
German Major
Anthony Bushell ...
Plunkett
George Rose ...
Popados
Alan Tilvern ...
German Captain
Philo Hauser ...
Franz
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The film is supposedly set in 1941. When Sid is trying to compose a lyric for Lili Marlene a photo of a footballer is shown attached to the wall. This footballer played for that particular club in the late 50s and early 60s so he could not be playing at the time of the war. See more »

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There'll Always Be an England
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Written by Hugh Charles and Ross Parker
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Quite jolly, really...
29 July 1999 | by (London, England) – See all my reviews

Desert Mice is not one of the best films ever made, that's for sure, but neither is it quite as bad as it's reputation suggests. The plot, such as it is, concerns a group of army entertainers in the desert during World War Two. That's it. At some point they thwart a German plan. The entertainers themselves are fine. Sid James and Dora Bryan sing cheerful cockney songs, Reginald Beckwith does a magic act, Liz Fraser...well, I've forgotten exactly what she did, but she looked bloody glamorous doing it. An amusing running joke has Sid penning wildly unsuitable lyrics to the tune of 'Lili Marlene', some of which are actually quite funny. No, the problem arises with the nominal leads. Alfred Marks is appalling as a pompous Major, and Patricia Bredin is a total pill as a chanteuse. Now, I've seen Marks play Rattigan and Tennessee Williams on stage (Big Daddy, as it happens) and he was excellent. What happened here? Well, it looked to me that the part was written with someone else in mind. Anyone else would have done, frankly. Best bit? Respectable lady Irene Handl playing the piano in a brothel, all unawares, of course. There's are quick uncredited bit parts for Paul Eddington and Jon Pertwee.


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