SKU 3065


Billy Wilder Writers: Charles Brackett (screenplay), Billy Wilder (screenplay), 1 more credit ยป Stars: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff

June, 1942:  The British Army's on the run in North Africa.  As they flee Libya across the Egyptian border, a lone soldier is left behind.  This lone soldier, Corporal Bramble, suffering with severe sunstroke and out of his mind, wanders into a remote desert hotel.  Unbeknownst to both him and the hotel owners, the Germans are about to enter the town ... and make the hotel into their headquarters.  To avoid capture, Bramble assumes an identity, which proves to be a lot more dangerous than if he had left his uniform on and said 'howdy' to the Germans.  If all that weren't enough, the guest of honor at this small hotel is none other than Field Marshal Rommel himself.  Bramble discovers Rommel has a secret strategy to finish off the British in Egypt, code-named "Five Graves".  Whether the British will be able to stop Rommel from taking the Suez Canal and rolling on into Palestine will depend entirely on whether this lone corporal can penetrate the secret.

DVD-R is in English with no subtitles.  Approx. 92 mins. + 29 mins. of contemporary newsreels.  

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