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The Desert Rats (1953)

NR 1953-05-20 (US) WarAction 1h 28m
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They crawled their way across the blazing sands of Africa... to turn disaster into victory!


In North Africa, German Field Marshal Rommel and his troops have successfully fended off British forces, and now intend to take Tobruk, an important port city. A ramshackle group of Australian reinforcements sent to combat the Germans is put under the command of British Captain MacRoberts. The unruly Aussies immediately clash with MacRoberts, a gruff, strict disciplinarian, however this unorthodox team must band together to protect Tobruk from the German forces.

  1. Robert Wise


  2. Richard Murphy


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  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


  5. Torin Thatcher

    Torin Thatcher

    Col. Barney White

  6. Chips Rafferty

    Chips Rafferty

    Sgt. "Blue" Smith

  7. Charles Tingwell

    Charles Tingwell

    Lt. Harry Carstairs

  8. Charles Davis

    Charles Davis


  9. Ben Wright

    Ben Wright


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The Desert Rats
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Original Language English

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