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The Resource The desert fox : the story of Rommel, 20th Century Fox ; producer, Nunnally Johnson ; writer, Nunnally Johnson ; director, Henry Hathaway, (DVD)

The desert fox : the story of Rommel, 20th Century Fox ; producer, Nunnally Johnson ; writer, Nunnally Johnson ; director, Henry Hathaway, (DVD)

Label
The desert fox : the story of Rommel
Title
The desert fox
Title remainder
the story of Rommel
Statement of responsibility
20th Century Fox ; producer, Nunnally Johnson ; writer, Nunnally Johnson ; director, Henry Hathaway
Contributor
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Rommel was a brilliant military tactician. Unfortunately, Adolph Hitler thought that he too was a military genius and demands more of Rommel than he's able to provide. Rommel incurs Hitler's wrath by retreating in North Africa, but since Rommel is a war hero he is virtually "untouchable". Rommel joins in a plot to assassinate the Fuhrer. The attempt fails, and Rommel's complicity is discovered. He is given a choice: either face a horrible death by torture or commit suicide. Rommel opts for the latter. The official story given to the press is that Rommel died heroically of his war wounds
Additional physical form
Also issued on VHS.
Cataloging source
TEF
Characteristic
videorecording
Credits note
Director of photography, Norbert Brodine ; art directors, Maurice Ransford, Lyle Wheeler ; editor, James B. Clark ; original music, Daniele Amfitheatrof ; costume designer, Edward Stevenson
Dewey number
791.43/72
Intended audience
MPAA rating: Not rated
LC call number
PN1997
LC item number
.D454 2003
PerformerNote
James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler, Leo G. Carroll, George Macready, Richard Boone, Eduard Franz, Desmond Young
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1898-1985
  • 1909-1984
  • 1893-1964
  • 1903-1984
  • 1886-1972
  • 1909-1973
  • 1902-1983
  • d. 1970
  • b. 1896
  • 1905-1990
  • 1908-2000
  • 1906-1968
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Johnson, Nunnally
  • Hathaway, Henry
  • Mason, James
  • Hardwicke, Cedric
  • Tandy, Jessica
  • Adler, Luther
  • Carroll, Leo G.
  • Macready, George
  • Boone, Richard
  • Franz, Eduard
  • Brodine, Norbert
  • Ransford, Maurice
  • Wheeler, Lyle
  • Clark, James B.
  • Amfitheatrof, Daniele
  • Stevenson, Edward
  • Young, Desmond
  • Twentieth Century-Fox Film Corporation
  • Twentieth Century Fox Home Entertainment, Inc
Runtime
88
Series statement
Fox war classics
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Rommel, Erwin
  • Hitler, Adolf
  • World War, 1939-1945
Target audience
general
Technique
live action
Label
The desert fox : the story of Rommel, 20th Century Fox ; producer, Nunnally Johnson ; writer, Nunnally Johnson ; director, Henry Hathaway, (DVD)
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: May 20, 2003
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1951
  • Based on the book by Brigadier Desmond Young
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm52156751
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543071990
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2007199
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • TWT2007200D
  • (OCoLC)52156751
System details
DVD, mono, Region 1 encoding
Video recording format
DVD
Label
The desert fox : the story of Rommel, 20th Century Fox ; producer, Nunnally Johnson ; writer, Nunnally Johnson ; director, Henry Hathaway, (DVD)
Publication
Note
  • Information from pre-release promotional materials; release date: May 20, 2003
  • Originally released as a motion picture in 1951
  • Based on the book by Brigadier Desmond Young
Color
black and white
Configuration of playback channels
monaural
Control code
ocm52156751
Dimensions
4 3/4 in.
Dimensions
other
Extent
1 videodisc (ca. 88 min.)
Medium for sound
videodisc
Other control number
024543071990
Other physical details
sd., col.
Publisher number
2007199
Sound on medium or separate
sound on medium
Specific material designation
videodisc
System control number
  • TWT2007200D
  • (OCoLC)52156751
System details
DVD, mono, Region 1 encoding
Video recording format
DVD

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