The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951)

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  • Genre: Action, Drama, History, War
  • Release Date: 1951-10-16
  • User Rating: 6.7/10 from 97 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 28min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: 20th Century Fox
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director: Henry Hathaway
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The life and career of Erwin Rommel and his involvement in the plot to assassinate Hitler.

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  • James Mason

    as Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
  • Cedric Hardwicke

    as Dr. Karl Strolin
  • Jessica Tandy

    as Frau Lucie Marie Rommel
  • Luther Adler

    as Adolf Hitler
  • Everett Sloane

    as Gen. Wilhelm Burgdorf
  • Leo G. Carroll

    as Field Marshal Gerd von Rundstedt
  • George Macready

    as Gen. Fritz Bayerlein
  • Richard Boone

    as Capt. Hermann Aldinger
  • Eduard Franz

    as Col. Klaus von Stauffenberg
  • Desmond Young

    as Lt. Colonel Desmond Young
  • Paul Cavanagh

    as Lt. Col. Caesar von Hofaker
  • George Nader

    as Commando
  • Dan O'Herlihy

    as Commando Captain (uncredited)
  • Michael Rennie

    as Narrator (voice) (uncredited)
  • Peter van Eyck

    as German Officer
  • John Hoyt

    as Field Marshal Wilhelm Keitel
  • Philip Ahlm

    as German Chauffeur
  • John Anderson

  • Jack Baston

    as Gen. Alfred Jodl
  • Mary Carroll

    as Rommel's Maid
  • Steve Carruthers

    as Signal Man
  • Robert Coote

    as British Medical Officer
  • Don De Leo

    as Maj. Gen. Ernst Maisel
  • Charles Evans

    as Gen. Schultz
  • Scott Forbes

    as Commando Colonel (uncredited)
  • John Goldsworthy

    as Gen. Heinrich von Stulpnagel
  • Lumsden Hare

    as Doctor
  • Walter Kingsford

    as Vice-Adm. Friedrich Ruge
  • Paul Kruger

    as German Colonel
  • George Lynn

    as German Lieutenant
  • Lester Matthews

    as British Officer (uncredited)
  • Sean McClory

    as Jock
  • Hans Moebus

    as Surgeon
  • Fred Nurney

    as German Colonel
  • William Reynolds

    as Manfred Rommel (uncredited)
  • Ivan Triesault

    as German Major
  • Philip Van Zandt

    as SS Man at Hospital (uncredited)
  • John Vosper

    as Maj. Walker
  • Carleton Young

    as German Staff Officer (uncredited)
  • George S. Patton

    as Self (archive footage)
  • Patrick Whyte

    as British Agent
  • Hal Taggart

    as German Staff Officer (uncredited)
  • Peter Forster

    as Commando
Costume & Make-Up Edward Stevenson Costume Design
Art Lyle R. Wheeler Art Direction
Writing Nunnally Johnson Screenplay
Production Nunnally Johnson Producer
Art Thomas Little Set Decoration
Sound Roger Heman Sr. Sound
Art Stuart A. Reiss Set Decoration
Sound Daniele Amfitheatrof Music
Costume & Make-Up Ben Nye Makeup Artist
Camera Norbert Brodine Director of Photography
Directing Henry Hathaway Director
Editing James B. Clark Editor
Art Maurice Ransford Art Direction
Sound Eugene Grossman Sound