There is a lot of tension and drama. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria Tagline: From Tobruk to Alexandria… they had to make it… even if one of'em was a traitor! The one point slightly less good was the romance element - I somehow found it a little bit artificial, but it ultimately is not all so important to the plot. Our representative will get in touch with the customer with the availability of the items when an order is placed. So begins an incredible journey from the idyllic fields of Devon to the hellish trenches of France. Starring some of British cinemas most celebrated actors, John Mills. During the evacuation, Anson who is suffering from and alcoholism, Tom Pugh , and two nurses, Diana Murdoch and Denise Norton become separated and in an ambulance, nicknamed 'Katy', decide to drive across the desert back to British lines. The final scene with the group's downing the ice cold Carlsberg in the bar in Alex after their arduous track in the desert still holds up and finishing off with a satisfying ending afterwards.
Having become friends with Van der Poel and indebted to him for saving the group's lives, Anson tells him that if he gives his real name, he will be treated as a , rather than as a spy which would mean execution by firing squad. Director J Lee-Thomson was clearly inspired by the then recent French masterpiece, The Wages of Fear 1952 and handles both the character drama and set-pieces with great skill. This is also a little jewel - albeit more brutal. As for Anthony Quayle, well, he gives here his usual perfect performance - and it is also in this film that I finally realised how physically powerful this actor was! Facing landmines, Nazi troops, spies and the merciless, scorching, brutal environment of the desert, can Captain Anson face his demons and make the road to hell a journey to freedom? British Film Studios: An Illustrated History. Later, at night, they decide to use the ambulance headlights to see what Van de Poel is really up to.
He would go on to make another great war adventure, The Guns of Navarone 1961 , also starring Anthony Quayle, who then returned to the desert for the ultimate British war classic, Lawrence of Arabia 1962. I will keep this review short on purpose, to avoid giving away any clues about the twists and turns, which add a lot to this film and which I never saw coming. The script made a number of key changes from the novel. A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. Practice makes perfect I guess. Капитан Енсън получава заповед на камион да достави девойките в Александрия. Sylvia Syms Sister Murdoch said in a 2011 interview about the film that conditions during the desert shoot were so difficult it felt like they were actually in the situation the film portrays.
After a German invasion a British ambulance crew are forced to evacuate their base but become separated from the rest of their unit. Please read our by clicking. I like to watch war films and I saw many, many hundreds of them - and this one is amongst the best. During the of the when it is apparent that Tobruk is about to be by the German , Anson and most of his unit are ordered to evacuate to Alexandria. It is a great film and a great story, with tragedy included but ultimately very uplifting. Director: Writers: , Starring: , , , , , Producer: ». Follows the book quite closely which is huge plus in my opinion.
A British ambulance leaves Tobruk just before Afrika Korps cuts the city off. Along the way, they pick up a South African infantry officer. Изплашени от бомбардировките, две младички медицински сестри, току-що пристигнали на фронта, изпускат своя кораб. Scenes from the film were used in a late-1980s television advertising campaign for the German Pils lager. The beer referred to in the original novel is , which, despite its German name, is American. It was an early film directed by Lee J.
Staring John Mills, Sylvia Sims, Anthony Quayle and Harry Andrews the terror and poignancy comes from our certainty that not everyone will survive, such that the suspense sometimes reaches near unbearable levels. During the final leg of the journey Katy must be hand-cranked in reverse up a sand dune , and Van der Poel's strength is again crucial to achieving this. The film was not released in the United States by until 1961, in an edited version that was 54 minutes shorter than the original, under the title Desert Attack. Watching it now, the film doesn't age a bit. We would not make any profit out of such sale. All in all an unreserved Big Yes.
Unsourced material may be challenged and. With the Germans taking capturing most of their intended escape destinations, their options are few, and fraught with danger. September 2015 The final scene, in which Mills' character finally gets his glass of lager, was reportedly filmed some weeks after the rest of the film, at Elstree. Starring some of British cinemas most celebrated actors, John Mills Great Expectations, Gandhi , Sylvia Syms Ferry To Hong Kong, Shirley Valentine and Harry Andrews The Hill, Battle Of Britain , Ice Cold In Alex is an action packed and suspenseful wartime classic. Pugh thinks he sees an antenna. As they depart they come across an officer, Captain van der Poel , who carries a large pack, to which he seems very attached.
Stellar cast with extensive on-location footage shot in the Libyan desert. He panics, blunders into some quicksand, and submerges his pack, though not before Anson and Murdoch see that it contains a radio set. This is how the film begins and the rest is the struggle of those five ill assorted people against the deadly dangeorus wilderness - and their own demons. The setting is Libya in 1942, at the height of the campaigns featured in The Desert Fox 1951 and The Desert Rats 1953 , and a disparate group in a military ambulance--which include a Nazi agent to add tension of one kind and a beautiful nurse to add tension of another--must make an epic journey to safety. Archived from on 15 October 2010. This pack becomes the focus of suspicion.