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Foxhole in Cairo (1960)

 -  War | Drama  -  9 March 1962 (Portugal)
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The Greatest Spy Story of the Desert War!

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This movie is based on World War II's 1942 Operation Salaam. The German film Rommel ruft Kairo (1959) and the American television mini-series The Key to Rebecca (1985) and its source novel by Ken Follett are also loosely based on Operation Salaam. 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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