Cinema: The New Pictures, Oct. 15, 1951

The Desert Fox (20th Century-Fox), a sympathetic film study of the Afrika Korps' General Erwin Rommel, will surprise those moviegoers who have come to accept all Hollywood Nazis as guttural, sadistic villains. Rommel, as played by James Mason, speaks flawless English, is kind to his troops, makes a generous foe and a faithful friend.

Based on the bestselling biography by Britain's Desmond Young (TIME, Jan. 22) and reflecting Author Young's same reluctant admiration for the enemy, The Desert Fox opens in North Africa with the German disaster at El Alamein. Rommel flies back to...

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