Kill Rommel war movie
Kill Rommel war movie

Kill Rommel (1969, Italy)

Original / alternative title: Uccidete Rommel

Categories: desert moviesreconnaissance moviesspecial forces movies

Running time: 100 minutes

Language: Italian / English (dubbing)

During World War 2 American Lieutenant Morris is assigned to a British unit that is preparing to make a far behind enemy lines mission. From the start he doesn’t get along with the unit commander, British Captain Howell, especially since Howell begin to suspect that Morris is having an affair with his wife. Nevertheless they set on a mission of surprise and deception through the desert to reach a German airfield. According to Allied intelligence on this airfield airplane carrying General Rommel is going to land and their mission is to kill the Desert Fox, who is behind all the success of Afrika Korps.

Italian war movie set in the Sahara and heavily based on the difficult environment of the African desert. Comparing to other Italian movies from same era it is done with decent effort (they used modified Egyptian M4 Sherman tanks to simulate German tanks, but at least they didn’t use bits from other movies or World War 2 newsreels). Up to a point the plot is actually really interesting, but unfortunately later it sinks into story similar to Australian movie Kokoda, when the survival on the desert is the main theme while the war is left far behind.

The story is fiction, although based on Operation Flipper from 1941, when daring raid of British special forces was aiming to strike into the presumed German headquarters near Beda Littoria in Libya. The operation itself was complete disaster with all of the 29 soldiers involved killed or captured. Kill Rommel took the basic idea and built completely different story around it.

Our rating


Film value

4 / 10

Realism factor

3 / 5

Adventure factor

3 / 5

Historical accuracy

2 / 5

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Creators of Kill Rommel

Alfonso Brescia movies

Lorenzo Gicca Palli movies

Cast of Kill Rommel

Anton Diffring movies anton-diffring

Anton Diffring

as Captain Richard Howell

Carl Parker movies carl-parker

Carl Parker

as Lieutenant George Morris

Ugo Adinolfi movies ugo-adinolfi

Ugo Adinolfi

as Sergeant Lucchesi

Renato Romano movies renato-romano

Renato Romano

as Sergeant Atwell

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Events depicted in Kill Rommel

World War II (1936-1945)

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