Five Graves to Cairo Poster

Release Date: July 26th, 2002

Not Yet Rated|1 hr 36 min

Plot Summary
It's World War II, and British soldier John Bramble (Franchot Tone) is the lone survivor of a brutal battle in Egypt. After wandering through the desert, Bramble finds a remote hotel. There, in order to stay alive, he assumes a false identity. When the famed German general Rommel (Erich von Stroheim), aka the Desert Fox, arrives at the hotel, Bramble realizes he's being taken for a German spy. Can this lowly British soldier turn the tide in the war and foil Germany's plans in North Africa?

Cast: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Erich von Stroheim, Akim Tamiroff, Peter van Eyck, Fortunio Bonanova, Konstantin Shayne, Fred Nurney

Director: Billy Wilder

Genres: War

Production Co: Paramount Pictures

Keywords: Engaging, Hotel, Sacrifice, Soldier, Tense, 1940s, Pursuit

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