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Richard Burton plays a Scottish Army officer put in charge of a disparate band of ANZAC troops on the perimeter of Tobruk with the German Army doing their best to dislodge them.
This was among the last films produced by 20th Century Fox in the standard academy format. Only four months later they would begin releasing films in their CinemaScope format, starting with "The Robe" (1953) which also starred Richard Burton.
How's your hand, Tammy?
Capt. 'Tammy' MacRoberts: Oh, burning like brimstone. But, how are you, sir?
Tom Bartlett: I found a very deep hole. If you can dig deep enough, only your pride gets hurt.
During the last commando raid by Australian soldiers on a German base, the defenders are using Vickers machine guns when in reality they should be using MG34s.
Opening credits prologue: 1941 LIBYAN DESERT NORTH AFRICA
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