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Basic facts

Original title The Desert Rats
Film type Feature
Category Fiction
Director
Producer
Screenplay
Production country
Production company
Classification Allowed from age 15
Dialogue
Swedish release 1953-08-03

Cast

Richard Burton
kapten "Tammy" MacRoberts

James Mason
fältmarskalk Erwin Rommel

Robert Newton
Tom Bartlett

Robert Douglas
general

Torin Thatcher
överste Barney White

Chips Rafferty
sergeant "Blue" Smith

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Crew

Director
Screenplay
Producer
Director of Photography
Music
Production Designer
Film Editor
Production Mixer
Assistant Director
Technical Advisor
Special Photographic Effects
Orchestration
Musical Director
Set Decorator
Costume Designer
Make-up Supervisor
Stunt

Cast

Richard Burton kapten "Tammy" MacRoberts
James Mason fältmarskalk Erwin Rommel
Robert Newton Tom Bartlett
Robert Douglas general
Torin Thatcher överste Barney White
Chips Rafferty sergeant "Blue" Smith
Charles Tingwell löjtant Harry Carstairs
Charles Davis Pete
Ben Wright Mick
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James Liburn förbindelseofficer
John O'Malley Riley
Ray Harden Hugh
John Alderson korpral
Ashley Cowan korpral
Richard Peel Rusty
Michael Pate kapten Currie
Frank Pulaski major O'Rourke
Charles Keane sergeant Donaldson
Pat O'Moore Jim
ngTrevor Constable Ginger
Albert Taylor Jensen
John Wengraf tysk läkare
Arno Frey Kramm
Alfred Zeisler von Helmholtz
Charles B. Fitzsimons brandman
Noel Drayton kapten
Gilchrist Stuart kapten
Gavin Muir kapten
Gene Darrell australier
Arthur D. Gilmour australier
Nick Coster sjukvårdare
Frederick Stevens tysk major
Otto Reichow skytt
Jerry Riggio kommandosoldat
Frank Chase kommandosoldat
Frederick Brune tysk skytt
John Blackburn sergeant
John Fraser artillerist
Tony Christian tysk vakt
Robert Boon tysk löjtnant
Per Skavlan tysk vakt
Paul V. Busch tysk ordonnans
Harald Dyrenforth observatör
Lester Matthews utrikesminister
Jack Raine C.I.C.
Clyde Morris brittisk förbindelseofficer
Peter Ortiz telearbetare
Paul Cavanagh överste
Michael Rennie speaker (röst)

Companies

Production company Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
Copyright Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation 1953-05-06 LP2605
Distributor in Sweden (35 mm) AB Fox Film 1953
Distributor in Sweden (DVD) Soul Media 2012

Swedish censorship / rating

Censorship number 82507
Date 1953-07-08
Classification Allowed from age 15
Original length 2420 meters
Notes Aktlängder: 0, 0, 0, 0, 0.


Technical specifications

Aspect ratio 1.37:1
Sound type Sound
Sound system Western Electric Recording
Colour type Black and white
Width 35 mm
Frames per second 24
Length in metres 2413 meter
Length in minutes 88 min
Reels 10 rullar


Production location

1952-11-11 1952-12
Borrego Springs, Kalifornien USA
Palm Springs, Kalifornien USA
San Diego, Kalifornien USA

Release dates

Release in Sweden 1953-08-03 Park Stockholm Sweden 88 min
TV showing 2003-03-07 TV4 Sweden 85 min
2003-07-19 TV4 Sweden 85 min
First showing 1953-05-06 Los Angeles, Kalifornien USA 88 min
Other showing 1953-05-08 New York City, New York USA 88 min
1953-05-20 USA 88 min (US release)
DVD release 2012-07-18 Sweden

Soundtrack listing

Original title Waltzing Matilda
Lyrics Banjo Paterson (1895)


Original title Greensleeves


Original title The Campbells Are Coming


Holdings Film

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Element type Print
Gauge 35 mm


Element type Print
Gauge 35 mm


Holdings Posters

Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Size Between 850 x 700 and 850 x 1100


Size Less than 850 x 400


Size Less than 850 x 400


Holdings Scripts

Script type Cutting continuity
Language English


Holdings Stills

Black and white print SET
Album No


Holdings Promotion materials

Type Program/Promotion material


Type Program folio


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