Five Graves to Cairo (1943) - Rotten Tomatoes

Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Five Graves to Cairo




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In this film, set during WWII, Franchot Tone plays the sole survivor of an English tank crew shelled by Germans in the Sahara desert. He stumbles his way to an oasis hotel. When the inn is commandeered by the Germans, Tone risks his life to snatch vital Nazi war plans.more
Rating: PG
Genre: Mystery & Suspense, Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Lajos Biró, Billy Wilder, Charles Brackett
In Theaters:
On DVD: Jun 10, 1997
Paramount Pictures


Franchot Tone
as Cpl. John J. Bramble...
Erich von Stroheim
as Field Marshal Erwin ...
Peter van Eyck
as Lt. Schwegler
Fortunio Bonanova
as Gen. Sebastiano
Konstantin Shayne
as Maj. von Buelow
Fred Nurney
as Maj. Lamprecht
Miles Mander
as British Colonel
Leslie Denison
as British Captain
Ian Keith
as British Captain
Bud Geary
as English Tank Command...
Frederick Giermann
as German Sergeant
Bill Mussetter
as Schwegler, Body Guar...
John Royce
as German Technician
Otto Reichow
as German Engineer
Clyde Jackman
as Rommel's Orderly
Sam Waagenaar
as Rommel's Orderly
Peter F.U. Pohlney
as German Soldier
John Erickson
as 1st Soldier
Philip Ahn
as 2nd Soldier
Hans Maebus
as 3rd Soldier
Roger Creed
as 4th Soldier
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Critic Reviews for Five Graves to Cairo

All Critics (13) | Top Critics (4)

Director Billy Wilder handles the varied story elements, countless suspenseful moments and vivid portrayals in excellent fashion.

Full Review… | August 14, 2007
Top Critic

It has a little something for all tastes, provided you don't give a darn.

Full Review… | March 25, 2006
New York Times
Top Critic

An impressive wartime espionage thriller.

Full Review… | January 26, 2006
Time Out
Top Critic

A crisp spy thriller.

Full Review… | January 1, 2000
Chicago Reader
Top Critic

Intelligently told, excellently acted and superbly photographed wartime espionage thriller.

Full Review… | July 27, 2011
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Wilder and Charles Brackett keep the suspense consistently wry and barbed

Full Review… | December 20, 2009

Audience Reviews for Five Graves to Cairo


fun wartime espionage thriller set in the sahara. franchot tone makes a fine dashing lead, a british soldier stranded in the desert and overtaken by the nazi high command, with anne baxter as his haughty love interest, a french hotel maid desperate to make a deal with them. and how can one go wrong with erich von stroheim as field marshall rommel. akim tamiroff is a wee bit over the top but there's suspense, comedy, romance, really something for everyone. watch the first scene and see if you're not hooked

Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

See Von Stroheim playing Rommel and die. The German genius must have been secretly delighted to hear about the break out of WWII as he could once more be "the man you'll love to hate". The rest of the film is rather an uninteresting studio B despite a few good scenes by director Billy Wilder who may not have been quite used to Hollywood yet.

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