The Desert Fox
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The Desert Fox is a superb filmed biography of German general Erwin Rommel, concentrating on the period between his retreat from North Africa and his government-decreed death. A brilliant tactician, Rommel earns the respect not only of his own men but of the enemy. Unfortunately, Adolph Hitler (Luther Adler), laboring under the delusion that he too is a military genius, demands more of Rommel than he's able to provide. Ordered to stand his ground in Africa to the last man, Rommel realizes that it's more intelligent in the long run to retreat; this incurs Hitler's wrath, but Rommel… More

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Rotten Tomatoes Score: 71%

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"The purpose of the book and movie is not to tell the complete story of Rommel's life, but to set the historical record straight about his death."
‑ Christopher Lloyd, Sarasota Herald-Tribune
"It's sympathetic of the legendary Nazi general to the point it makes him an heroic figure."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Mason is great as the Nazi tank commander."
‑ Steve Crum, Kansas City Kansan
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