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Nine Men (1943)

Approved | | Drama, War | 22 February 1943 (UK)
The Nine men of the title are a British WWII Army patrol stuck in a desert fort during the African campaign. The Men must defend the fort against the Italian and German troops until they ... See full summary »

Director:

Harry Watt

Writers:

Gerald Kersh (by), Harry Watt (written for the screen by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Jack Lambert Jack Lambert ... Sergeant Watson (as Major Jack Lambert)
Grant Sutherland Grant Sutherland ... Jock Scott (as Capt. Grant Sutherland)
Gordon Jackson ... The Young 'un
Frederick Piper Frederick Piper ... Banger Hill (as W/R Constable Frederick Piper)
Bill Blewitt Bill Blewitt ... Bill Parker
Eric Micklewood Eric Micklewood ... Gordon Lee (Booky)
Jack Horsman Jack Horsman ... Joe Harvey (as Sergt. Jack Horsman M.M.)
John Varley John Varley ... Dusty Johnstone
Richard Wilkinson Richard Wilkinson ... 2nd. Lt. Crawford (as A/C2 Richard Wilkinson)
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The Nine men of the title are a British WWII Army patrol stuck in a desert fort during the African campaign. The Men must defend the fort against the Italian and German troops until they cam be relieved. Written by Steve Crook <steve@brainstorm.co.uk>

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Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 February 1943 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Ils étaient neuf See more »

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Budget:

GBP20,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Ealing Studios See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Soundtracks

The Eighth Army March
by Eric Coates
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A British unknown Gem.
31 March 2011 | by jerbar2004See all my reviews

At the beginning of this film there is a lot of detail in the acting that could be easily missed. The story is mainly told in flash back, and the tension is held though out the whole time. Many of the first time audience must have saw this film bearing in mind that people they know, husbands and sons were fighting - doing their bit for king and country. The photography is well done, the acting is a bit rough in places but some how the the whole thing hangs together. There is no women cast in the film simply because the subject matter. I wonder how many more gems like this are hiddening in the vaults waiting to be converted to DVD.


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