The Desert Rats Movie Review 1953

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A crusty British captain (Burton) takes charge of an Australian division during WWII. Thinking they are inferior to his own British troops, he is stiff and uncaring to the Aussies until a kind-hearted drunk and the courage of the division win him over. Crack direction from Wise and Newton's performance (as the wag) simply steal the movie. Mason reprises his role as Germany Army Field Marshal Rommel from "The Desert Fox."


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Available on VHS
Running time 88 minutes.

Cast and Crew

Deserts, World War II, Down Under
Richard Burton, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas, Torin Thatcher, Chips Rafferty, Charles "Bud" Tingwell, James Mason
Robert Wise
Robert L. Jacks, 20th Century-Fox

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