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Alerte au sud


Though his services as a director were no longer required in the 1950s, Erich Von Stroheim kept busy as an actor, especially in the French film industry. Alerte au Sud (Alert in the South) top-bills Von Stroheim as a demented German general who refuses to concede that WW II is over and who continues to conduct his field-marshal tactics at a remote desert outpost. Here he clashes with young lieutenant Jean (Jean-Claude Pascal), who up until now has been the real star of the picture. Long before Von...more