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Rommel calls Cairo

 
Title: Rommel calls Cairo
Original title: Rommel ruft Kairo
Format: two hours
Starring: Peter van Eyck
Herbert Tiede
Ernst Reinhold
Laila Iman
Directed by: Wolfgang Schleif
Produced by: Produced by Omega in association with Beta

Rommel calls Cairo

War thriller set against Rommel's Africa campaign

TWO AGENTS, A HALF-EGYPTIAN AND A WIRELESS OPERATOR, ARE INSTRUCTED BY GERMAN HEADQUARTERS OF THE AFRICA CORPS TO FIND OUT ABOUT THE ENEMY'S STRATEGIC PLANS. FROM THE UPPER VALLEY OF THE NILE THEY FIGHT THEIR WAY THROUGH TO CAIRO ALL BY THEMSELVES, WHERE THEY CONTACT THE EGYPTIAN FREEDOM MOVEMENT. USING ITS CHANNELS THEY WORM THEIR WAY INTO THE BRIT- ISH HEADQUARTERS. AN ENAMOURED FEMALE SECRET-SERVICE LIEUTENANT LEADS THEM UP TO THE SECRET MAP-ROOM, WHERE AMONG OTHER THINGS THE MAPS OF FORTRESS TOBRUK CAN BE SCRUTINISED - WHICH THEN ENABLES ROMMEL TO LAUNCH HIS BOLD SURPRISE ATTACK. WHEN THE RADIO STATION FAILS AND AN EGYPTIAN DANCER BECOMES JEALOUS, THE TWO AGENTS ARE FINALLY UNCOVERED.