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Five Graves To Cairo

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  Five Graves To Cairo Review
Tookey's Rating
8 /10
 
Average Rating
7.91 /10
 
Starring
Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff
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Directed by: Billy Wilder
Written by: Charles Brackett, Billy Wilder from Lajos Biro's play Hotel Imperial

 
 
 
Released: 1943
   
Genre: THRILLER
WAR
WORLD WAR II
   
Origin: US
   
Length: 96
 
 


 
British spies attempt to disrupt Rommel's North African campaign.
Reviewed by Chris Tookey

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Billy Wilder’s wartime thriller suffers from a slow start and an untypically weak, sentimental ending, but along the way it benefits from sparkling dialogue, ingenious plot twists, and - as Rommel - Erich von Stroheim (pictured right with Anne Baxter).


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