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Ice Cold in Alex ( Desert Attack ) (1961) Movie Information

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Ice Cold in Alex ( Desert Attack ) (1961)
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J. Lee Thompson


John Mills
Sylvia Syms
Anthony Quayle
Harry Andrews
Diane Clare
Richard Leech





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This expansive dramatic thriller could've been trimmed, but director J. Lee Thompson presents his story with rugged determination and the characters are compelling. FInal Grade: B

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"Ice Cold In Alex" by Yojimbo

Two British soldiers, two stranded nurses and a South African officer attempt to reach the Allied lines and safety when they are cut off from their convoy in the African desert. Typical of the kind of stiff upper-lipped war film of the time, Ice Cold In Alex marks itself out from the crowd by being rather more understanding of the ordinary German soldier and tells a tale of co-operation and mutual respect in the face of adversity. The format is very much a hybrid of a war film and a road movie as we follow the ambulance on its journey making it feel a little episodic, and so many of their problems are motor repair orientated that it does tend to feel like a Top Gear challenge at times. What makes the film however is the strong cast of British stalwarts and some well directed and tense seq...

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