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Achtung! The Desert Tigers (1977)

Kaput Lager - Gli ultimi giorni delle SS (original title)
Durng World War II, an American major is captured by the Germans and thrown into a POW camp run by a sadistic Nazi officer, whose main pleasures are whipping the local female population and... See full summary »

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Luigi Batzella (as Ivan Kathansky)

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Luigi Batzella
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Cast overview:
Richard Harrison ... Maj. Lexman
Lea Lander ... Dr. Lessing, SS Afrika Korps
Isarco Ravaioli Isarco Ravaioli ... Lt. Keller
Agnes Kalpagos Agnes Kalpagos ... Clara (as Agnese Kalpagos)
Gino Turini Gino Turini ... Sergeant (as John Brown)
Zaira Zoccheddu Zaira Zoccheddu ... Jewish girl
Mauro Mannatrizio Mauro Mannatrizio
Italo Gasperini Italo Gasperini
Mike Monty Mike Monty ... Max (as Mike Monti)
Gordon Mitchell ... Kommandant von Stolzen
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Durng World War II, an American major is captured by the Germans and thrown into a POW camp run by a sadistic Nazi officer, whose main pleasures are whipping the local female population and torturing prisoners. The major organizes an escape attempt using the camp's nubile female doctor as a hostage. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

Italy

Language:

Italian

Release Date:

15 January 1977 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Aavikkotiikerit See more »

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1.85 : 1
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It is The (not so) Great Escape
15 May 2009 | by udar55See all my reviews

This is how John Sturges really wanted his classic film - with nudity, whippings, and castrations! American Major Lexman (Richard Harrison) finds himself amongst Brits in a Nazi prison camp in Northern Africa run by Kommandant von Stolzen (Gordon Mitchell). Taking sadistic Dr. Lessing (Lea Lander) hostage, the Allies make their escape into the desert with the Germans in hot pursuit. As always, Harrison and Gordon do their jobs well and are fortunate in that they are the only cast members who don't get whipped. Yup, there is a lot of whipping going on in this one. Italian director Luigi Batzella (operating under the pseudonym Ivan Kathansky) packs the film with enough fighting and sleaze to at least keep viewers awake for its scant 80 minute running time. Batzella would return to this sub-genre the same year with SS HELL CAMP and, since Harrison isn't involved, I'm not going there.


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