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 »
Two stories in one - an easygoing British Corporal in France finds himself responsible for the lives of his men when their officer is killed. He has to get them back to Britain somehow. ... See full summary »
A small British army team is sent to destroy a German petrol dump as part of the preparation for a major attack in the North African campaign. Whilst they are there they spot a large number... See full summary »
A married, middle-aged woman is shocked to discover that her husband, who she thought was content in their marriage, has become infatuated with a beautiful younger woman and is planning to leave his family for her.
J. Lee Thompson
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
The love scene between Anson and Diana had to be re-shot after the British censor decided that Sylvia Syms had too many buttons undone on her blouse, revealing too much cleavage. Censor John Nicholls had already requested over 80 alterations to the script before shooting and, following protests by director J. Lee Thompson, he was eventually replaced as BBFC chief by John Trevelyan in May 1958. Other additional dialogue cuts included the removal of the phrase 'made a balls of it' and the overdubbing of 'bloody good old bitch'. See more »
When they stop at the dry well and begin to dig it out, Van Der Poel is seen digging with his shoulders approximately even with the top of the well. In the next scene he is only waist deep. See more »
The distance the team have to travel is shown also in the stretch and strain put on them physically and mentally and reminds me of the Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The best moment is towards the end when the captain yells at the girl "Don't stand there thinking about your relationship and forget the make-up!".
The suspicions arisen about a character member added to tension in addition to the English groups trip through perilious desert terrain under constant threat from the German enemy, the heat and the desert itself. Romance is added to the war theme and a great supporting cast brings a warmth to the intense heat of the African sands.
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