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The Battle of El Alamein (1969)

La battaglia di El Alamein (original title)
PG | | Action, Drama, History | 1971 (USA)
World war two drama about the 1942 North Africa battle at El Alamein between the Allies and the Axis forces.

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(as Calvin Jackson Padget)

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Giorgio Borri
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Lt. Graham
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Marco Guglielmi ...
Capt. Hubert
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Italian Captain
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Gen. Schwartz
Ugo Adinolfi
Giuseppe Addobbati ...
Gen. Georg Stumme
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Marta (as Ira Furstenberg)
Sal Borgese ...
Kapow (as Salvatore Borgese)
Manlio Busoni
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Truck Driver
Mario Chiocchio
Massimo Righi ...
Italian Soldier (as Max Dean)
Giulio Donnini
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June 1942 El Alamein: Rommel swept towards the River Nile. The fall Egypt and the all important Suez Canal seems inevitable. Italian and German scouts race towards Alexandria. Mussolini has given explicit orders that Italy's forces were to reach the city first. Written by LiamDaAussie93

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Montgomery's Iron Back 8th Army ... Rommel's Crack Africa Korps ... they met head on and tore the earth apart !

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Action | Drama | History | War

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2.35 : 1
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The opening prologue states: "June 1942. As [Gen. Erwin Rommel] swept toward the Nile, the fall of Egypt and the capture of the Suez Canal seemed inevitable. Italian and German advance units raced toward Alexandria. [Benito Mussolini] had given explicit orders: The Italians must arrive first!" See more »

Goofs

The British were using M113 personnel carriers. The M113 personnel carrier was not introduced until some 20 years after the Battle of El Alamein. See more »

Quotes

Gen. Bernard Law Montgomery: [addressing his staff officers] I'm taking over command of the Eighth Army. I had best tell you immediately what I think; they'll be no more retreating. I want all the plans for pulling back prepared by my predecessor to be burned. I want all non-operative vehicles returned to the rear lines. No one will be moving out of here. We're staying on, dead or alive, until Rommel surrenders. That's all for the moment.
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Edited into The War Devils (1969) See more »

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Better than most Italian WWII flicks.
31 May 2010 | by See all my reviews

The Battle for El Alamein is a cut above the other Italian WWII movies I've seen. It does have it's flaws though. Poor editing - as our heroic Italian warriors are being overrun by the Brits, everyone is getting ready to die. One guy tenderly caresses a photo of his son and laments that his son will never get to see his father. BOOM BOOM BOOM of explosions and cut to Montgomery casually leaning on on an armored personnel carrier. Only to come back later and find out that they weren't wiped out. What Happened?! There are other annoying cuts but that was the worst.

The APCs are indeed M113s but the British did have something called the universal carrier which looks like an open top, cut down version of a 113. I'm willing to give that a pass.

At one point we are in the British camp and they have real Sherman tanks, long barreled ones but they are Shermans. The Germans have M48s, I think they are. Both sides are painted tan. But in the final battle we have a line of M48s lined up on the ridge. It wasn't until the Italians said they were being attacked that I realized these were supposed to be British tanks. Most confusing.

At any rate, this movie is a cut above the usual Italian war movie and is good enough for a watch. It's something different in that the roles are reversed and the Italians are the heroes and good soldiers and the allies are the faceless mob getting mowed down by the ton. Not that that is a good thing but it's a change of pace.


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