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Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

96 min - Thriller, War - 3 May 1943
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The British Army, retreating ahead of victorious Rommel, leaves a lone survivor on the Egyptian border who finds refuge at a remote desert hotel. He is helped by the hotel's owner, despite protest from the French chambermaid, afraid of the imminent arrival of Rommel and the Germans. John assumes the identity of the recently deceased waiter to survive.

Director:  Billy Wilder
Stars:  Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim, Peter van Eyck, Fortunio Bonanova, Philip Ahlm, Roger Creed, Hans Moebus, Leslie Denison, Bud Geary, Frederick Giermann, Otto Reichow, Art Gilmore, Ian Keith, Miles Mander, Fred Nurney, Konstantin Shayne

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Storyline

The British Army, retreating ahead of victorious Rommel, leaves a lone survivor on the Egyptian border who finds refuge at a remote desert hotel. He is helped by the hotel's owner, despite protest from the French chambermaid, afraid of the imminent arrival of Rommel and the Germans. John assumes the identity of the recently deceased waiter to survive.



Tagline: Did a Woman Start the Rout of Rommel?

Genres: Thriller, War

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Country:   United States of America
Language:  English, German
Release Date:  3 May 1943

Box Office

Budget:  $855,000
Revenue:  $1,200,000

Company Credits

Production Companies:  Paramount Pictures

Technical Specs

Runtime:  1 h 36 min

Academy Award Nominations

ART DIRECTION (Black-and-White) — Art Direction: Hans Dreier, Ernst Fegte; Interior Decoration: Bertram Granger
CINEMATOGRAPHY (Black-and-White) — John Seitz
FILM EDITING — Doane Harrison


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