Cast & Crew
Peter Van Eyck
In 1942, Rommel halts his victorious Afrika Korps and sends German agent John Eppler and radio operator Sandy to Cairo. Their mission is to learn where the British plan to launch their counteroffensive. Eppler immediately communicates with Amina, an Egyptian cabaret dancer and his former mistress, who agrees to help him. Unknown to them, British counterespionage chief Captain Robertson has learned of Eppler's presence in Cairo and is working with the leader of Cairo's Jewish underground, Radek. Amina lures an ineffectual British officer, Major Wilson, to her houseboat and has him drugged and robbed of his briefcase containing British counteroffensive details. While Eppler and Sandy relay the information to Rommel that the battle will take place at Alam Halfa, Yvette, a member of the Jewish underground, sneaks aboard the boat and revives the unconscious Wilson. They are interrupted by Amina, who shoots Wilson but is herself stabbed to death by Yvette. Eppler arrives and is about to kill Yvette when Robertson and Radek appear and arrest Eppler. Eppler's satisfaction at having already informed Rommel that the counteroffensive will take place at Alam Halfa is short-lived. Robertson had seen to it that the plans in Wilson's briefcase were false--the real battle will take place at El Alamein.
Peter Van Eyck
Howard Marion Crawford
Opened in London in October 1960.