The Desert Fox
The Desert Fox (1951)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: October 17, 1951
DVD Release Date: May 20, 2003
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Critic Score: 71% Rotten Tomatoes™ Critic Reviews
Christopher Lloyd
Sarasota Herald-Tribune

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

It's sympathetic of the legendary Nazi general to the point it makes him an heroic figure.

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Steve Crum
Kansas City Kansan

Mason is great as the Nazi tank commander.

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xGary Xx
The first of two appearances by James Mason in one of his defining roles as Erwin Rommel, telling the story of his life from hero of the third reich through to… More
jay nixon
James Mason is fine as always and Jessica Tandy is stalwart as his wife but the picture itself is rather uninvolving.