Ice Cold in Alex


2h 4m 1958

Brief Synopsis

A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria, but the problems just won't go away.

Film Details

Also Known As
Desert Attack
Release Date
1958

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

Synopsis

A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria, but the problems just won't go away.

Film Details

Also Known As
Desert Attack
Release Date
1958

Technical Specs

Duration
2h 4m
Sound
Mono
Color
Black and White
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
1.66 : 1

Quotes

Trivia

Several scenes had to be reshot after the British censor decided that Sylvia Sims had too many buttons undone on her blouse, revealing too much cleavage.

In the bar scene in Alexandria, John Mills was drinking real beer because ginger ale and other substitutes didn't look real enough on film. In the final cut (the 14th take) he actually was quite drunk.

The ambulance used is an Austin K2, which saw widespread service with the British during WWII.