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Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

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A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Captain Anson
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Sister Murdoch / Sister Diana Murdoch
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Captain van der Poel
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M.S.M. Pugh
Diane Clare ...
Sister Denise Norton
Richard Leech ...
Captain Crosbie
Liam Redmond ...
Brigadier - D.D.M.S.
Allan Cuthbertson ...
Brigadier's Staff Officer
David Lodge ...
C.M.P. Captain - Tank Trap
Michael Nightingale ...
C.M.P. Captain - Check Point
Basil Hoskins ...
C.M.P. Lieutenant - Alexandria
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1st German Officer
Frederick Jaeger ...
2nd German Officer
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German Guard
Peter Arne ...
British Officer at Oasis
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Storyline

A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria, but the problems just won't go away. Written by Rob Hartill

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ambulance | desert | beer | carlsberg | spy | See All (8) »

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From Tobruk to Alexandria... they had to make it... even if one of'em was a traitor!

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Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Release Date:

3 October 1958 (West Germany)  »

Also Known As:

Desert Attack  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.66 : 1
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Trivia

When the ambulance crosses the minefield was just a few notes in the screenplay. It was improvised by director J. Lee Thompson into the tense sequence we see in the film today. See more »

Goofs

The head on the beers at the end changes from a lot to very little and back again in nearly every shot. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Anson: [draining his glass of beer] Worth waiting for.
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References The Wages of Fear (1953) See more »

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Further proof that characterisation and story is the equal of multi-million dollar budgets
25 January 2007 | by (Australia) – See all my reviews

I must have watched this film more than 10 times, and have enjoyed it. I especially enjoy the story of triumph over adversity; both in terms of the adversity of nature itself, as well as human nature.

The subplot of the commonality of humanity, together with the final denouement adds to my enjoyment.

As an Englishman living in Australia, I appreciate, especially the final scene in the club. I never fail to relish a glass of beer, or to finger-wipe the condensation on the glass.

(PS I would have made it 10 out of 10 if Miss Syms could have unhooked two more buttons on her shirt)


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