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Old 29th April 2018, 08:02 PM
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I heard there was a sequel wasn't sure if it was made is it as good as it predecessor?
As the character is older, there is a different tone to it, but I do recommend it, if only for Thewlis' turn ahem. Tis mostly set at the house on the island from H&G
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Well I wouldn't call Hope & Glory underrated either folks. Boorman!!!

Remangen I either never saw or didn't pay attention to at the time. . Gazzara ... wow etc.
I guess it's different for everyone.

I used to watch war films nearly every night with my folks (or so it seemed - the other nights it would be westerns) as a kid.

Bridges whether they be at Remagen or too Far, Trains whether they were nicked by Von Ryan or Lancaster, tanks owned by Oddball, planes flown by Peppard, subs captained by Mitchum or John Mills...

I must have about every WWII film that's been released on dvd.
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Five Graves to Cairo (1943)

Billy Wilder's film is a wartime espionage thriller which sees Franchot Tone as the sole survivor of a British tank crew hole up in a near deserted Egyptian town where he's given refuge by the hotel owner. Unfortunately for Tone, Field Marshal Rommel (Erich Von Stroheim) turns up at the hotel with a tank division. Tone poses as a recently deceased waiter and attempts to infiltrate Rommel's inner circle and report his battle plans to the Allies.

A real twisty turny film and well worth a watch. Von Stroheim is excellent as Rommel and Franchot Tone proves very adaptable in a role that i won't spoil but involves agents and double agents galore.

I'd never heard of this film until recently so perhaps others haven't seen it either, making it a worthy addition to a thread on underrated Second World War films.


Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter and Eric Von Stroheim.
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It's a great film. Wilder didn't make a poor film for my money. Glad you enjoyed it.
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The Burmese Harp (1956)
Ballad of a Soldier (1959)
Good recommendations. I'm acquiring both of these as I write.
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