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Foxhole in Cairo (1960)

A German Agent in Libya is allowed to get back to Rommel with false information.

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Leonard Mosley (screenplay), Donald Taylor (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
James Robertson Justice ... Capt. Robertson
Adrian Hoven ... John Eppler
Niall MacGinnis ... Morris Radek
Neil McCallum Neil McCallum ... Sandy
Albert Lieven ... Field Marshal Rommel
Robert Urquhart Robert Urquhart ... Major Jimmy Wilson
Fenella Fielding ... Yvette
Gloria Mestre ... Amina
Peter van Eyck ... Count Almaszy
Henry Oscar ... Col. Zeltinger
Anthony Newlands ... S.S. Colonel
Richard Vernon ... General
Howard Marion-Crawford ... British Major (as Howard Marion Crawford)
Nancy Nevinson ... Signorina Signorelli
John Westbrook ... Roger
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A German Agent in Libya is allowed to get back to Rommel with false information.

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The Greatest Spy Story of the Desert War!

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War | Drama

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UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

28 October 1960 (Ireland) See more »

Also Known As:

El espía de Rommel See more »

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Omnia Films See more »
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Mono
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Despite co-starring billing, Peter Van Eyck only has two lines. See more »

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Edited from Rommel ruft Kairo (1959) See more »

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Obscure spy movie
21 November 2017 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

Foxhole in Cairo is an obscure WW2 movie from the 1960s. For die-hard fans of spy movies, this is a really fun one to watch, because it was made on the border between two film eras: the restrictive pre-1960s Hays Code era and the liberated uncensored modern era. In this film, while it pays homage to the 1940s in the wartime plot, the scenes with Fenella Fielding and Gloria Mestre are quite racy. There's a particularly nasty seductive dance, the likes of which hadn't been seen since Jean Harlow in the pre-code Beast of the City, in which the dancer's bellybutton is exposed—a previous no-no in the Hays era. There are obvious implications of premarital sex between the characters in the story—also a no-no—and the violence is pretty wicked and thrilling!

If you like films that keep you on your toes about who you can trust, or tension-filled espionage plots, give this one a try and see if you like it. As a bonus, keep an eye out for a very young Michael Caine as one of the German soldiers. He doesn't say much, since his character's supposed to be pretty incompetent, but he's awfully handsome!


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