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Film Matinée: The Desert Fox


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James Mason
Cedric Hardwicke Jessica Tandy
Following the defeat of the German Afrika
Korps at El Alamein in October 1942, Field Marshal Erwin Rommel , the 'Desert Fox', is relieved of his command and returns to
Germany. Here he is asked to join the group of officers planning to assassinate
Hitler and finds himself faced with an agonising choice - between his duty as a soldier and as a German. James Mason gave one of his greatest performances as the legendary master of desert warfare in this gripping reconstruction of the last years of Rommel's life.
Screenplay by NUNNALLY JOHNSON Based on the biography of BRIGADIER DESMOND YOUNG. MC
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Unknown: James Mason
Unknown: Cedric Hardwicke
Unknown: Jessica Tandy
Unknown: Erwin Rommel
Unknown: James Mason
Play By: Nunnally Johnson
Produced By: Nunnally Johnson
Directed By: Henry Hathaway
Rommel: James Mason
Dr Karl Strolin: Cedric Hardwicke
Frau Rommel: Jessica Tandy
Hitler: Luther Adler
General Burgdorf: Everett Sloane
Field Marshall Von Rundstedt: Leo G Carroll
General Fritz Bayerlein: George MacReady
Aldinger: Richard Boone
Desmond Young: Himself

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Film Matinée: The Desert Fox

BBC One London, 24 July 1988 15.00

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