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The Desert Rats


[[Feature~V124998~The Desert Rats~desertrats]] was a quickly assembled follow-up to 20th Century-Fox's successful war film [[Feature~V13338~The Desert Fox~thedesertfox]]. [[Performer~P83664~Richard Burton~richardburton]] plays an officer in the British Eighth Army, battling Rommel's forces in defense of Tobruk. Put in charge of an Australian unit, Burton rides his men ruthlessly, with laudatory results. He is briefly captured by the Nazis and questioned by General Rommel himself, but Burton escapes to...more