21 November 2017 | HotToastyRag
Obscure spy movie
Foxhole in Cairo is an obscure WW2 movie from the 1960s. For die-hard fans of spy movies, this is a really fun one to watch, because it was made on the border between two film eras: the restrictive pre-1960s Hays Code era and the liberated uncensored modern era. In this film, while it pays homage to the 1940s in the wartime plot, the scenes with Fenella Fielding and Gloria Mestre are quite racy. There's a particularly nasty seductive dance, the likes of which hadn't been seen since Jean Harlow in the pre-code Beast of the City, in which the dancer's bellybutton is exposed—a previous no-no in the Hays era. There are obvious implications of premarital sex between the characters in the story—also a no-no—and the violence is pretty wicked and thrilling!
If you like films that keep you on your toes about who you can trust, or tension-filled espionage plots, give this one a try and see if you like it. As a bonus, keep an eye out for a very young Michael Caine as one of the German soldiers. He doesn't say much, since his character's supposed to be pretty incompetent, but he's awfully handsome!