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The Desert Fox: The Story of Rommel (1951) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Henry Hathaway and produced by Nunnally Johnson.

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Commando colonel: [after the failed attack on Rommel's HQ at the beginning, Aldinger finds the wounded commando officer] Did we, did we get him?
Capt. Hermann Aldinger: [smirking] Are you serious, Englishman?


Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Rommel: You've been uncommonly fortunate, I see, in deathbed confessions.
Gen. Wilhelm Burgdorf: It's all perfectly legal, I assure you, sir.


Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Rommel: I'm told you once called me a clown... A clown of Hitler's. I must tell you I've said worse about you... Many times.
Field Marshal Gerd von Runstedt: I find it very hard to concentrate on remarks made about me.
Field Marshal Erwin Johannes Rommel: Did you say it?
Field Marshal Gerd von Runstedt: Whoever said it, you've given ample reason to regret such a foolish remark.


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Studio information reported that Gen. Heinrich von Stulpnagel would be played by John Goldsworthy and Field Marshal Bernard L. Montgomery would be played by Trevor Ward but neither are credited. They appear but are not credited.
This movie utilized real black-and-white archival combat footage from the British documentary Desert Victory.
Desmond Young questioned everyone " . . . from field marshals to Desert Rats". This is a reference to the nickname adopted by the British 7th Armoured Division of the "Desert Rats", derived from the jerboa image used as a unit badge. The term has been also applied to members of the British Eighth Army, though there is contention over their right to adopt this nickname.
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