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Four Against the Desert; five with the ambulance,
This review is from: Ice Cold In Alex [DVD] (DVD)
Three of Britain's finest ever screen actors and WWII's most beautiful nurse. Can this get less than five stars? I'd give it ten if I could. Any John Mills film is good for me. Harry Andrews always with his quiet authority, and Anthony Quayle rarely quite at the front of a film but always leading it in his own way. Sylvia Syms, need I say any more?
The triumphs and tragedies of a samll group of people all with their own problems, one a disguised enemy. The desert backdrops. The unashamed tugging at heart strings. The comradeship. The themes are very familiar, but the scene of changing the spring, taking the ambulance up the slope, the final scene in the bar; these are as good as any scene in any movie. Ever.
This film lacks nothing; even the use of a US half-track by the Germans does not detract. Even amongst John Mills' wonderful legacy, I think this is his best.
A great book, too.
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Initial post: 7 Jan 2013 20:54:49 GMT
Sylvia Sims - almost as scrumptious as that cold, sweat beaded beer at the end...
In reply to an earlier post on 22 Sep 2013 15:18:44 BDT
And what a choice to have to make !
In reply to an earlier post on 4 Nov 2013 16:29:45 GMT
robert stirling says:
Hi,Fat.Thank you for your review.
My question to both you gentlemen is:Which would you rather lick first?
Personally I'd choose S.S. and finish off with the beer if I had any energy left(or if I was still alive).
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2013 17:24:37 GMT
Hell yes, I'd risk the lager getting warm. Or evaporating.
In reply to an earlier post on 6 Dec 2013 17:25:40 GMT
Is it even a valid question?
In reply to an earlier post on 8 Dec 2013 15:37:37 GMT
robert stirling says:
Hi Crookedmouth,last month I became a pensioner: at this age you have to look at your options very carefully.
A beer is something you can have anytime(well,except when you're a young mercenary in Biafra).
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