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Foxhole in Cairo (1960)

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

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Leonard Mosley (screenplay), Donald Taylor (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview, first billed only:
James Robertson Justice ... Capt. Robertson
Adrian Hoven ... John Eppler
Niall MacGinnis ... Morris Radek
Neil McCallum Neil McCallum ... Sandy
Albert Lieven ... Field Marshal Rommel
Robert Urquhart ... Major Jimmy Wilson
Fenella Fielding ... Yvette
Gloria Mestre ... Amina
Peter van Eyck ... Count Almaszy
Henry Oscar ... Col. Zeltinger
Anthony Newlands ... S.S. Colonel
Richard Vernon ... General
Howard Marion-Crawford ... British Major (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Nancy Nevinson ... Signorina Signorelli
John Westbrook John Westbrook ... Roger
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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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War | Drama

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1960 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

El espía de Rommel See more »

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Omnia Films See more »
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Mono
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This book's source film tie-in novel by Leonard Mosley has the longer title of "Foxhole in Cairo: a True Spy Story From the Nazi Third Reich". See more »

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Nice little spy flick!
16 January 2002 | by martin_humbleSee 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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