Ice Cold in Alex

TitleIce Cold in Alex
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1958
AuthorsJ. Thompson, Lee
Running Time2h 10min
Date Released06/24/1958
DistributorAssociated British-Pathé
Publication LanguageEnglish

Ice Cold in Alex is a 1958 British war film set during the Western Desert campaign of World War II based on the 1957 novel of the same name by Christopher Landon. A group of British officers and nurses travel from Tobruk, Libya, to Alexandria, Egypt, as the German Afrika Korps advances. They meet a stranded man, who claims to be an Afrikaner, and he proves to be of immense help in navigating the vast and brutal Sahara. The British realize he is a German spy, but in Alexandria they claim him as a prisoner of war in gratitude for his help. Under the title Desert Attack, a shortened, 79-minute version of the film was released in the United States in 1961.

Alternate TitleDessert Attack
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