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The Desert Rats (1953)

NR 05/20/1953 (US) ActionAdventureDramaWar 1h 28m

They crawled their way across the blazing sands of Africa... to turn disaster into victory!

Overview

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

    Director

  2. Richard Murphy

    Writer

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. 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

    Pete

  9. Ben Wright

    Ben Wright

    Mick

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The Desert Rats
The Desert Rats

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Original Language English

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