Overview

Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them

  1. Richard Murphy

    Writer

  2. Robert Wise

    Director

Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Burton

    Richard Burton

    Captain Tammy MacRoberts

  2. James Mason

    James Mason

    Field Marshal Erwin von Rommel

  3. Robert Newton

    Robert Newton

    Tom Bartlett

  4. Robert Douglas

    Robert Douglas

    General

  5. Chips Rafferty

    Chips Rafferty

    Sgt 'Blue' Smith

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Status Released

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  • May 20, 1953
    Theatrical

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Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

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