The Desert Rats
The Desert Rats (1953)

The Desert Rats was a quickly assembled follow-up to 20th Century-Fox's successful war film The Desert Fox. Richard Burton plays an officer in the British Eighth Army, battling Rommel's forces in defense of Tobruk. Put in charge of… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 20, 1953
DVD Release Date: May 21, 2002
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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Looks just like many other war films that salute the glories of war.

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Kevin N. Laforest
Apollo Guide

Doesn't fare very well as a work of cinema, but if you take it as a fictionalised History channel documentary, you might find it compelling.

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Flixster Audience Score: 70% Flixster User Reviews
Randy Tippy
Sequel to <i>The Desert Fox</i>, based on the true-life exploits of Australian infantrymen in the North African campaign of WWII. James Mason is… More
xGary Xx
A semi-sequel to The Desert Fox, The Desert Rats sees James Mason reprise his role as Field Marshal Rommel who meets his match in the form of British field… More
Excellent Richard Burton war movie.