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Foxhole in Cairo (1960)

 |  War, Drama  |  9 March 1962 (Portugal)
4.9
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A German agent in Libya is allowed to get back to Rommel with false information.

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A German agent in Libya is allowed to get back to Rommel with false information.

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The Greatest Spy Story of the Desert War!

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The real-life equivalent of the James Robertson Justice character was actually in Army Intelligence, not Naval Intelligence, as in this film. The change was made because Justice refused to shave off his trademark beard, and army officers were not allowed them. See more »

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Nice little spy flick!
16 January 2002 | by (Stockholm, Sweden) – See all my reviews

The movie is based on a true story. Rommel has planted two German spies in Cairo. They are his "ears and eyes" in the British eight army. Rommel is looking for information which can help him plan an attack on Cairo. The plot is good and interesting and the film holds the story together. It is quite clear that the budget is low, most of the scenes are shot in studios. The story is told in a slow pace, sometimes to slow- it never gets exciting! The acting is quite good all over, despite a few minor roles. Actor Michael Caine acts in a minor role as a German; Hans. Foxhole in Cairo is a nice little film, nothing more, and add up to 4/10


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