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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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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:

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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

The ambulance used is an Austin K2, which saw widespread service with the British during WWII. See more »

Goofs

When the ambulance encounters the second group of Germans, none of the Germans have magazines in their sub-machine guns. See more »

Quotes

Capt. Anson: [draining his glass of beer] Worth waiting for.
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Referenced in Senda torcida (1963) See more »

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Human vulnerabilities in a hostile environment
11 June 2005 | by (gateshead,tyne and wear, england, uk) – See all my reviews

I am not a great fan of war genre, but this film is brilliant for several reasons. First of all the film is well acted by a cast who know what good acting is. This can be particularly said of the late Sir John Mills; a dedicated actor who really knew how to play all his characters well.

The film is also great for its suspense, which kept me gripped all the way to Alexandria.

However, what makes the film stand out, is how the adversity of a hostile environment, such as the dessert brings out the positive qualities of human nature, which serve to unite man -and woman -kind. This puts the idea of war into perspective as insignificant when faced with nature's raw and hostile conditions. It illustrates that as humans we need to unite and work together to combat adversity, while respecting the power of nature.


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