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> {quote:title=hdeast wrote:}{quote}Ice Cold In Alex.

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> Couldn't find any info on the old British war movie on TCMDb starring John Mills and Anthony Quayle,did it have a different name in North America by chance.

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ICE COLD IN ALEX is a fine British war film, one of my favorites, but was mishandled by it's U.S. distributor. It was released here by Universal-International as DESERT ATTACK, but was cut from it's original 125 minute running time down to 79 minutes. Although it was a big hit in the UK, the powers that be at U-I didn't think it would do well and decided to shorten it so it could be used as a second feature. As a result, it was released as the lower half of a double-bill with an Audie Murphy western. DESERT ATTACK pretty well vanished after that.

 

It's never had a home video release in this country in either version, but the uncut ICE COLD IN ALEX is available on a region 2 DVD in the UK. Unfortunately, most DVD players sold in North America can't play region 2.

 

 

If you want info on the film, here's a link to a most useful British film website:

 

 

http://www.britmovie.co.uk/films/Ice-Cold-in-Alex_1958/listType/alpha

 

 

Just a caution, it does contain spoilers

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