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Ice Cold in Alex Details


The British Ice Cold in Alex was released in the US as Desert Attack. John Mills stars as Captain Anson, a grumbling alcoholic sent on a WW2 mission to Alexandria. Travelling to his destination by ambulance, Anson becomes acquainted with his fellow passengers, nurses Sister Diane Murdoch (Sylvia Syms) and Sister Denise Norton (Mary Clare) and South African officer Captain Van Der Poel (Anthony Quayle). One of these worthies is a German spy-and only two of the passengers will survive until the fade-out. For its American release, Ice Cold in Alex was not only given a new title, but was also trimmed from 132 minutes to 79. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi


John Mills
as Capt. Anson
Sylvia Syms
as Sister Diane Murdoch
Anthony Quayle
as Capt. Van der Poel
Harry Andrews
as Sgt. Tom Pugh
Diane Clare
as Sister Denise Norton
Richard Leech
as Capt. Crosbie
Allan Cuthbertson
as Staff Officer
Walter Gotell
Basil Hoskins
Frederick Jaeger
Richard Marner
Michael Nightingale
Vivian Pickles
Paul Stassino
Liam Redmond
as Brigadier
Allan Cuthbertson
as Staff Officer


J. Lee Thompson
Gilbert Taylor
Leighton Lucas
Composer (Music Score)
Richard Best