The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel

TitleThe Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel
Publication TypeFilm
Year of Publication1951
AuthorsHathaway, Henry
Running Time88 min
Date Released10/1951
Distributor20th Century Fox
CountryUnited States
Publication Languageeng

An influential contribution to the post-World War II Rommel myth, one that highlights his military brilliance, opposition to some Nazi policies, and victim of Hitler. The film bridges a string of defeats at the end of Field Marshall Erwin Rommell's military career, from El Alamein to his death-by-suicide mission. In between, Rommel continues to doubt Hitler, leading to his participation in a foiled conspiracy to assassinate him.


James Mason
Sir Cedric Hardwicke
Jessica Tandy
William Reynolds
Cedric Hardwicke
Luther Adler
Everett Sloane
Leo G. Carroll
Narrated by Michael Rennie


Directed by Henry Hathaway
Produced by Nunnally Johnson
Written by Nunnally Johnson and Desmond Young (book)
Music by Daniele Amfitheatrof
Cinematography by Norbert Brodine
Edited by James B. Clark


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