Ice Cold in Alex (1958)





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In this suspenseful war film, set during WW II in North Africa, an alcoholic army officer travels to Alexandria in an ambulance. His travelling companions are two nurses and a South African officer. Mid-way one of the nurses is killed. The drunk and the other nurse stop their romance and the South African is exposed as a German spy.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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Associated British Picture Corporation


John Mills
as Captain Anson
Anthony Quayle
as Captain van der Poel
Sylvia Syms
as Sister Murdoch
Harry Andrews
as M.S.M. Pugh
Diane Clare
as Sister Denise Norton
Richard Leech
as Capt. Crosbie
Liam Redmond
as Brigadier
Peter Arne
as British Officer
David Lodge
as CMP Captain
Allan Cuthbertson
as Staff Officer
Michael Nightingale
as C.M.P. Captain
Basil Hoskins
as C.M.P. Lieutenant
Walter Gotell
as 1st German Officer
Frederick Jaeger
as 2nd German Officer
Richard Marner
as German Guard
Paul Stassino
as Barman
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Once more desert war movies do not disappoint. This one manages the feat to e tough as nail and very humane at the same time. The characters make the film, maybe even more so than the fight against the environment, it's observing the relationship between these men and women that really makes for the interest of the film. Yes it is a time of war and yes they are in some of the most demanding conditions possible but ultimately what matters is that they are a group of human beings and really the film could be set today in an office, you wouldn't change a thing (well except the tendency of the male stars to get half naked every ten minutes).

Ben Gui
Ben Gui

a rousing old fashioned adventure set in ww2 north africa. more character driven than most war films and very british. good show. be sure to get the brit version if u can as i think a good 45 mins were cut for the american release aka desert attack.

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

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