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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

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88 min | Biography, Drama, War

The story of the final years of the respected World War II German general, Erwin Rommel.
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Nunnally Johnson (screenplay) | Desmond Young (biography) (as Brigadier Desmond Young M.C.)
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Updated Oct 17, 1951

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Oct 17, 1951 (United States)

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James Mason
Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Rommel Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Rommel   See fewer
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Cedric Hardwicke
Dr. Karl Strolin Dr. Karl Strolin   See fewer
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Jessica Tandy
Frau Lucie Marie Rommel Frau Lucie Marie Rommel   See fewer
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Luther Adler
Adolf Hitler Adolf Hitler   See fewer
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Everett Sloane
Gen. Wilhelm Burgdorf Gen. Wilhelm Burgdorf   See fewer
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Leo G. Carroll
Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt   See fewer
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George Macready
Gen. Fritz Bayerlein Gen. Fritz Bayerlein   See fewer
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Richard Boone
Capt. Hermann Aldinger Capt. Hermann Aldinger   See fewer
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Eduard Franz
Col. Klaus von Stauffenberg Col. Klaus von Stauffenberg   See fewer
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Desmond Young
Lt. Col. Desmond Young Lt. Col. Desmond Young   See fewer
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Philip Ahlm
German Soldier & Chauffeur (uncredited) German Soldier & Chauffeur (uncredited)   See fewer
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John Alderson
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Jack Baston
Gen. Alfred Jodl (uncredited) Gen. Alfred Jodl (uncredited)   See fewer
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Robert Bohannon
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Boyd Cabeen
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Roland Carpenter
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Mary Carroll
Rommel's Maid (uncredited) Rommel's Maid (uncredited)   See fewer
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Steve Carruthers
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Paul Cavanagh
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6.9 / 10 | 5,196 votes