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The Key to Rebecca (1985)

In Cairo during World War II, a German agent tries to infiltrate the British command to lay the groundwork for Erwin Rommel's conquest of Egypt.

Director:

David Hemmings

Writers:

Ken Follett (book), Samuel Harris
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Cliff Robertson ... Maj. William Vandam
David Soul ... Alex Wolff
Season Hubley ... Elene Fontana
Lina Raymond Lina Raymond ... Sonja El Aram
Anthony Quayle ... Abdullah
David Hemmings ... Maj. Smith
Robert Culp ... Gen. Erwin Rommel
Robert Swales Robert Swales ... Sgt. Jake Lendenowen
Charlie Condou ... Billy Vandam
Ellis Dale Ellis Dale ... Col. Bogge
Raymond Young ... Gen. Povey
Richard Gibson ... Capt. Newman
Bruce McGuire Bruce McGuire ... Cpl. Cox
Robyn Watson Robyn Watson ... Cpl. Maxwell
Larry Mendelson Larry Mendelson ... Provost Officer
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In Cairo during World War II, a German agent tries to infiltrate the British command to lay the groundwork for Erwin Rommel's conquest of Egypt.

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Taglines:

A ruthless Nazi spy. A fearless army major. One has a cause. The other, a conscience. Both had a secret worth dying for. See more »

Genres:

Drama | Romance | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 April 1985 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

La clave está en Rebecca See more »

Filming Locations:

Sousse, Tunisia See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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This film generated a lot of controversy when first broadcast because of a scene that had two women in bed with a man, including having the two women kiss. See more »

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Excellent Suspense Thriller
2 May 2000 | by peterveeSee all my reviews

This is pretty good movie if you are willing to accept: the fact that David Soul is German and a Nazi; A lesbian scene in which a heterosexual woman accepts a lesbian with a simple "don't worry" comment after which she gets in the scene; Robertson has an English (Queen's English) speaking son; No-one seems to find anyone, even though they are in-front of them. People die for no reason.

Even with all of that, it is suspensful, sexy, and rather exciting.

Well worth spending a few hours watching on video or on TV (however, only on encrypted channels....)


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