Ice Cold in Alex
John Mills (1958)

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    2nd World War Drama

    1958, 124 MINS, BW, UK

    • Director: J. Lee Thompson
    • Writers: Christopher Landon (novel) (screenplay)
    • Release Date: 24 June 1958 (London)

      CAST:

    • John Mills ... Capt. Anson
    • Sylvia Syms ... Sister Diana Murdoch
    • Anthony Quayle ... Capt. van der Poel/Hauptman Otto Lutz
    • Harry Andrews ... MSM Tom Pugh
    • Diane Clare ... Sister Denise Norton
    • Richard Leech ... Capt. Crosbie
    • Liam Redmond ... Brigadier (DDMS)
    • Peter Arne ... British Officer at Oasis

      (Associated British Picture Corporation (ABPC))


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    • Can't resist it, but this is the movie that John Mills swigs the most famous glass of beer in movie history - probaly! Can't say he hadn't earned it, mind you!

      Based on a slight, real-life anecdote, the movie is the story of a handful of people who drive an ambulance through the mine-ridden, enemy-occupied desert after the collapse of Tobruk in 1942.

      There are a nerve-stained officer who has taken to the bottle, his tough, reliable sergeant-major, a couple of nurses and a South African officer. Director J. Lee Thompson captures the start, pitless atmosphere of the desert superbly. The screenplay skilfully blends excitement, a hint of romance and a fearful sense of danger.

      Mills is the skipper, strained to the limit, who seeks solace in a few swift swigs. This is a believable, edgy performance. Anthony Quayle, as the South African, has a dodgy accent but brings a plausible charm to his role. Harry Andrews, as always, is first rate, this time as the sergeant-major. Stripped of any glamour, Sylvia Syms fits like a glove into her part though she might irritate some. Poor Diane Clare, a newcomer, plays a frightened nurse who gets bumped off half way through the film.


    • Ice Cold in Alex refers to the beer that an army ambulance Captain has promised himself as a reward when he, two nurses, a mechanic and a mysterious South African officer complete their arduous and perilous trek across the deserts of North Africa to Alexandria.


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      Trivia:

      • Ages of the stars at the time of the making of the film:

          John Mills, 49

          Sylvia Syms, 23

          Anthony Quayle, 44

          Harry Andrews, 46

          Diane Clare, 19.

      • Filming locations included:

          Elstree Studios, Borehamwood, Hertfordshire, England, UK
          (studio)

          Libya

          Tripoli, Libya


      5 STARS OUT OF 5




    Ice Cold in Alex
    John Mills

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      • Directors: J. Lee Thompson
      • Actors: John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Anthony Quayle, Harry Andrews, Diane Clare
      • Format: Anamorphic, PAL
      • Language: English
      • Region: Region 2 (UK & Europe)
      • Aspect Ratio: 1.78:1
      • Number of discs: 1
      • Classification: PG
      • Studio: Optimum Home Entertainment
      • DVD Release Date: 29 Jan 2007
      • Run Time: 124 minutes

        DVD Features:

          Main Language: English
          Available Audio Tracks: Dolby Digital
          Scene selection

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