The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

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The Desert Fox is a 1951 biographical film about Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in the later stages of the Second World War. It stars James Mason in the title role, was directed by Henry Hathaway, and was based on the book Rommel by Brigadier Desmond Young,... read more

The Desert Fox is a 1951 biographical film about Field Marshal Erwin Rommel in the later stages of the Second World War. It stars James Mason in the title role, was directed by Henry Hathaway, and was based on the book Rommel by Brigadier Desmond Young, who served in the Indian Army in North Africa.

Original Release

10/17/1951

US Release

10/17/1951

Cast

James Mason Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Rommel
Cedric Hardwicke Dr. Karl Strolin
Jessica Tandy Frau Lucie Marie Rommel
Luther Adler Adolf Hitler
Everett Sloane Gen. Wilhelm Burgdorf
Leo G. Carroll Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
George Macready Gen. Fritz Bayerlein
Richard Boone Capt. Hermann Aldinger
Eduard Franz Col. Klaus von Stauffenberg
Desmond Young Lt. Col. Desmond Young
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Henry Hathaway

Writers

Nunnally Johnson, Desmond Young

Cast

James Mason Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Rommel
Cedric Hardwicke Dr. Karl Strolin
Jessica Tandy Frau Lucie Marie Rommel
Luther Adler Adolf Hitler
Everett Sloane Gen. Wilhelm Burgdorf
Leo G. Carroll Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
George Macready Gen. Fritz Bayerlein
Richard Boone Capt. Hermann Aldinger
Eduard Franz Col. Klaus von Stauffenberg
Desmond Young Lt. Col. Desmond Young
Paul Cavanagh Lt. Col. Caesar von Hofaker
George Nader Commando
Dan O'Herlihy Commando Captain
Michael Rennie Narrator (voice)
Peter van Eyck German Officer
John Hoyt Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel (uncredited)
Robert Coote
Lumsden Hare
Sean McClory
William Reynolds

Producers

Editors

James B. Clark

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