The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel1951

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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
Directed by:
Henry Hathaway

Directed by Henry Hathaway, "The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel" (also known as "Desert Fox, The", "Rommel, der W├╝stenfuchs", "Rommel, Desert Fox") is an Action/Biography/Drama/History/War film, released on October 17 of 1951 in the USA . James Mason is starring, alongside Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler, Everett Sloane and Leo G. Carroll.

Who is the director of "The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel":

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel was directed by Henry Hathaway, an American director, and producer.

Before directing The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel, Henry Hathaway had directed Rawhide, released in 1951, Fourteen Hours (1951), You're in the Navy Now (1951), The Black Rose (1950), Call Northside 777 (1948), and 13 Rue Madeleine (1947). Since, he directed Diplomatic Courier, released in 1952, O. Henry's Full House (1952), Niagara (1953), White Witch Doctor (1953), Prince Valiant (1954), and Garden of Evil (1954).

What was the release date of "The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel":

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel was first released in the United States on Wednesday, October 17, 1951. Also released on this day was Angels in the Outfield (dir. Clarence Brown). This was sixty-eight (68) years ago.

It has been released on Wednesday, April 30, 1952 in France; Friday, August 22, 1952 in Germany; Wednesday, May 14, 1952 in Italy and on Tuesday, July 15, 1952 in Japan.

Who is at the casting of "The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel":

At the casting of The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel we find James Mason, previously seen in Pandora and the Flying Dutchman (1951) and One Way Street (1950); Cedric Hardwicke (Mr. Imperium (1951), The White Tower (1950)); Jessica Tandy (September Affair (1950), A Woman's Vengeance (1948)) [ more... ]

  • James Mason and Leo G. Carroll have both also be seen in North by Northwest, released in 1959.
  • George Macready and Cedric Hardwicke can both be seen in Wilson, released in 1944.
  • Cedric Hardwicke and George Macready can be seen in Commandos Strike at Dawn, released in 1942.
  • James Mason and Luther Adler also appeared in Voyage of the Damned, released in 1976.

What is the Storyline of "The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel":

The film begins with a British commando raid whose aim is to assassinate Rommel. It fails.

The story is narrated by actor Michael Rennie, who dubs the voice of then-Colonel Desmond Young, who plays himself in the film. Young is captured and meets Rommel briefly as a prisoner of war; he makes it his mission after the war to discover what really happened to Rommel during the final years of his life — at the time that Young wrote his book, it was believed that Rommel had died as a result of the [...]

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