Desert Patrol

75
  • NR
  • Genre(s): War Drama
  • Release year: 1958
  • Running time: 97 min
Gritty British action film following the operations of the Long Range Desert Group in North Africa during the height of WWII. The mission for the LRDG is to penetrate hundreds of miles behind the German lines and destroy a massive fuel dump. read more

Gritty British action film following the operations of the Long Range Desert Group in North Africa during the height of WWII. The mission for the LRDG is to penetrate hundreds of miles behind the German lines and destroy a massive fuel dump. Lead by Captain Tim Cotton (Michael Craig) the small group of unorthodox commandos on the eve of a British counter attack, locate the enemy fuel dump and successfully destroy it. Inside the dump they discover that it is laden with enemy tanks they weren't expecting. They have to report to command of their find. While escaping the dump they encounter heavy casualties and loss of equipment including the radio they desperately need to communicate their find. Now the group has to make their way back to headquarters while being pursued by the enemy.

Original Release

11/04/1958

US Release

11/04/1958

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Cast

Richard Attenborough Brody
John Gregson Capt. Williams / Cpt Williams
Michael Craig Capt. Cotton / Cpt Cotton
Vincent Ball Sgt. Nesbitt / Sgt Nesbitt
Percy Herbert White
Barry Foster Cpl. Matheson
Ray McAnally Sgt. Hardy
George Murcell Cpl. Simms
Andrew Faulds Sgt. Parker
Harold Goodwin Road Watch
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Guy Green

Writers

Robert Westerby, Sean Fielding

Cast

Richard Attenborough Brody
John Gregson Capt. Williams / Cpt Williams
Michael Craig Capt. Cotton / Cpt Cotton
Vincent Ball Sgt. Nesbitt / Sgt Nesbitt
Percy Herbert White
Barry Foster Cpl. Matheson
Ray McAnally Sgt. Hardy
George Murcell Cpl. Simms
Andrew Faulds Sgt. Parker
Harold Goodwin Road Watch
Tony Thawnton Capt. Tom
Wolf Frees German Sergeant
Martin Benson German Half-track Officer
Dermot Walsh Commanding Officer
George Mikell German Officer
Joe Wadham Soldier

Producers

Editors

Gordon Pilkington

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