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The Desert Rats (1953)


English captain MacRoberts, a British officer in charge of Australia's 9th Division, defends a strategic outpost against Rommel and his henchmen. Despite capture, he manages to escape and lead his men to safety.

Cast and crew
  • Robert WiseDirector
  • Richard BurtonCapt. "Tammy" MacRoberts
  • James MasonField Marshal Erwin von Rommel
  • Robert NewtonTom Bartlett
  • Robert DouglasGeneral
  • Torin ThatcherCol. Barney White
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