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. Robert Wise


  2. Richard Murphy


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


  5. Chips Rafferty

    Chips Rafferty

    Sgt 'Blue' Smith

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Status Released

Release Information

  • May 20, 1953


Original Language English

Runtime 1h 28m

Budget -

Revenue -



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