Five Graves to Cairo

Five Graves to Cairo

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John J. Bramble, the sole survivor of a British tank crew, makes his way to a desolate desert town where he is given refuge by a hotel owner and chambermaid who prepare to receive General Erwin Rommel and his German staff. Posing as the hotel's waiter, Bramble attempts to infiltrate Rommel's inner circle and report the general's plans to the Allies
Copyright Date: Universal City, CA :, Universal Studios Home Entertainment,, [2013]
Characteristics: 1 videodisc (97 min.) : sound, black & white ; 4 3/4 in
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Alternative Title: 5 graves to Cairo


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Mar 13, 2018

Akim Tamiroff was great as a very nervous hotel owner. They don't make pictures like this anymore. I would rate this 1943 film, "Five Graves to Cairo," at 4.0 stars.

Apr 21, 2016

This is a 1943 war drama directed by Billy Wilder.
Erich von Stroheim portrays Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
It is apparently a propaganda film after the Second Battle of El Alamein, but the screenplay is well crafted that it appears to be an excellent spy-thriller even to the eyes of today's audience.
The Germans are played by German-American actors and thus speak with the right accent, except for von Stroheim, who had emigrated from Austria to the US at the age of 24 and whose accent occasionally slips.
The British hero is played by an American actor who speaks with an American accent.
Anne Baxter, however, does a credible French accent.
The German tanks in the film are United States M2 Light Tanks which were used for training.

Jan 17, 2015

Don't let anyone fool you, this is a must see Billy Wilder movie. For suspense it is a Five Star Classic. "Five Graves to Cairo" is just an great mystery war drama that reminds one of other classics like "Casablanca". Erich Von Stroheim and Franchot Tone are put in classic performances. Charles Brackett wrote the screenplay and it will have you on the edge of your seat the entire way. "Five Graves to Cairo" is best watched without reading the DVD box or the content description. Just so many surprises that the box and contents let out of the bag!

Movie No. 2 is a "Foreign Affair" with Jean Arthur in the leading role. The movie is a romantic comedy with some great scenes with Marlene Dietrich . She plays a nightclub singer in Berlin just after World War II. Her singing is something to behold. Dietrich shows all her beauty and talent in one movie. The scenes of Berlin were filmed just after World War II. The movie makes a point of showing the destruction of nearly every building in the city. Really a remarkable film!


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