🎥 Foxhole In Cairo – 1960
The Story …
In 1942, the Germans are pushing the British further back toward Cairo.
Field Marshal Rommel intends to destroy the British 8th Army and take Cairo. However, the British are far from defeated and they beefed up Cairo’s defenses.
Taking Cairo would be a difficult task for the Germans if they cannot obtain reliable information regarding the British defenses and the British 8th Army’s remaining strength. Therefore, Rommel decides to send his best two spies, disguised as civilians into British-occupied Cairo to gather intelligence.
This information would then be sent by a wireless radio transmitter to a secret German relay station in the desert and ultimately end-up at Rommel’s headquarters.
Both German spies are speaking fluent English. One is half-German, half-Arab and grew-up in Cairo, the other choosing to pass himself as an American. They start in a five-vehicle convoy of captured British vehicles and cross the desert to a location nearby the British lines from where the two German spies, carrying forged identity papers and a suitcase of fake British currency, continue their trip on foot.
However, their trip is photographed from the air by a British spotter plane. The pictures are sent to Capt. Robertson of the Intelligence Service who tries to guess what the disguised German convoy is up to.
Things will become more entangled in Cairo, due to a femme-fatale, a belly dancer, two Jewish Zionists fighting for a Palestine free of British-rule, a loose-lips drunken British Major infatuated with the belly dancer and a few murderous Nazi collaborators.
Capt. Robertson has to navigate his way around all these characters and unmask the two German spies sent by Rommel before the upcoming German general offensive.
- Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
- Screenplay by Leonard Mosley and Donald Taylor
- Based on novel The Cat and the Mice by Leonard Mosley
- Produced by Steven Pallos and Donald Taylor
- Cinematography : Desmond Dickinson
- Music by Douglas Gamley and Ken Jones
- Production Company : Omnia Films
- Distributed by British Lion Film Corporation
- Release Date : July 1960
- James Robertson Justice as Captain Robertson
- Adrian Hoven as John Eppler
- Niall MacGinnis as Radek
- Peter van Eyck as Count Almassy
- Robert Urquhart as Major Wilson
- Neil McCallum as Sandy
- Fenella Fielding as Yvette
- Gloria Mestre as Amina
- Albert Lieven as Erwin Rommel
- John Westbrook as Roger
- Lee Montague as Aberle
- Michael Caine as Weber
- Henry Oscar as Col. Zeltinger
- Howard Marion-Crawford as British Major
- Anthony Newlands as S.S. Colonel
- Richard Vernon as British General
- Nancy Nevinson as Signorina Signorelli
- Jerome Willis as 1st British Signals Sergeant
- Philip Bond as German signals sergeant
- Walter Randall as 2nd Barman
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