Approved | | Action, Drama, War
After the fall of Tobruk in 1942, during the Allied retreat in the Libyan desert, an American tank picks-up a motley group of survivors but they face advancing Germans and a lack of water.
Based on an incident in the Soviet photoplay, THE THIRTEEN [See: The Thirteen (1937)] directed by Mikhail Romm and made about six years prior to this movie.
Capt. Jason Halliday:
He doesn't want to be touched by an inferior race.
Sgt. Joe Gunn: Oh, tell him not to worry about him being black. It won't come off on on his pretty uniform.
Sgt. Joe Gunn: Go ahead and search him.
In the scene when the Italian POW is helping work on the tank, Bogart's character is tightening a nut with an adjustable wrench (Cresent). The camera angle shifts to another view of the scene and he is tightening the same nut with a non-adjustable wrench. The camera angle shifts back to the original view, the Sergeant is again using the adjustable wrench.
Opening credits prologue: In June, 1942, a small detachment of American tanks with American crews, joined the British Eighth Army in North Africa to get experience in desert warfare under actual battle conditions.
History has proved that they learned their lesson well - -
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