The Desert Fox [1951]

The Desert Fox [DVD] [1951]

Release Date: April 9, 2012
Studio: 20th Century Fox Home Entertainment
Actors: James Mason, Jessica Tandy, Cedric Hardwicke, Richard Boone, Luther Adler
Directors: Henry Hathaway
Runtime: 84 minutes

Please note this is a region 2 DVD and will require a region 2 or region free DVD player in order to play.


James Mason delivers a strong performance in the title role of this sympathetic study of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.

In the early 40's, Rommel's juggernaut Afrika Korps dominated North Africa. But as the tide turned and he came to the painful realisation that his Fuhrer, to whom he had sworn allegiance, was destroying Germany, his ingrained sense of duty pushed him into a conspiracy against Hitler. Focusing on the latter part of Rommel's career, the flm portrays him as a dedicated soldier, sympathetic to his men and devoted to the art of waging war in a dignified, disciplined manner.

Co-starring Jessica Tandy as Rommel's wife and Cedric Hardwicke as another anti-Hitler conspirator, The Desert Fox is an intimate look at one of the most respected tacticians of modern times, openly admitted by those who followed him into combat and those who faced him in the field of battle.



  • Actors James Mason, Cedric Hardwicke, Jessica Tandy, Luther Adler, Everett Sloane, Leo G. Carroll, George Macready, Richard Boone, Eduard Franz & Desmond Young
  • Director Henry Hathaway
  • Certificate PG
  • Year 1951
  • Screen 1.33:1
  • Languages English - Dolby Digital (2.0) Stereo
  • Additional Languages French; Italian; German; Spanish
  • Subtitles Dutch; French; Italian; German; Spanish; English for the hearing impaired; German for the hearing impaired
  • Duration 1 hour and 24 minutes (approx)