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Five Graves to Cairo (Pal/Region 4)

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5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)


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Region 4 encoding (This DVD will not play on most DVD players sold in the US or Canada [Region 1]. This item requires a region specific or multi-region DVD player and compatible TV. More about DVD formats.)

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Product Details

  • Format: PAL, Import
  • Region: Region 4 (Read more about DVD formats.)
  • Number of discs: 1
  • Rated: Unrated
  • DVD Release Date: April 10, 2007
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • ASIN: B000O59APM
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #500,536 in Movies & TV (See Top 100 in Movies & TV)

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1943 classic directed by Billy Wilder and starring Franchot Tone (MUTINY ON THE BOUNTY) & Anne Baxter (THE TEN COMMANDMENTS, THE MAGNIFICENT AMBERSONS). June, 1942. The British Army, retreating ahead of victorious Desert Fox, Erwin Rommel, leaves a lone survivor on the Egyptian border: Corporal John Bramble. Finding refuge at a remote desert hotel-soon to be the German HQ-To survive, Bramble assumes an identity which proves perilous. The new guest of honor is none other than Rommel, hinting of his secret strategy, code-named 'five graves.' And the fate of the British in Egypt depends on whether a humble corporal can penetrate the secret...

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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful
Warning..!!....this is PAL format and will not play on US/Canada DVD players...otherwise, this is a highly entertaining WW2 movie set in North Africa. A British soldier/spy impersonates a waiter in a hotel that has been taken over by the Germans/Italians. He must discover the hidden ammo/fuel depots that Rommel has hidden in the desert (the "Five Graves"). Exciting spy drama and not to be missed...PLEASE Amazon find an NTSC/Region 1 copy of this DVD...!!!!!!!!
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3 of 4 people found the following review helpful
If not one of his masterpieces, "Five Graves to Cairo" is a very entertaining outing from Billy Wilder. I am afraid to ruin the surprises that are thrown at you one after the other. You think that you are watching a escape film, and later one about spies, and later the suspense seeps in. It is worth watching for many reasons, and the acting of Erich von Stroheim is only the icing on the cake. Released in 1943, this is the best war propaganda film I saw from the American side of the battle. This film is not melodramatic, and doesn't contain a single anachronistic moment of unwanted sweetness. It works like, you know, a German watch.
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