Five Graves to Cairo

Synopsis: June, 1942. The British Army, retreating ahead of victorious Rommel, leaves a lone survivor on the Egyptian border--Corporal John Bramble, who finds refuge at a remote desert hotel...soon to be German HQ. To survive, Bramble assumes an identity which proves perilous. The new guest of honor is none other than Rommel, hinting of his secret strategy, code-named 'five graves.' And the fate of the British in Egypt depends on whether a humble corporal can penetrate the secret...
Genre: Thriller, War
Director(s): Billy Wilder
Production: Paramount Pictures
Rotten Tomatoes:
96 min

cheaper rooms, sir.

Now look here, man bedbugs,

broken down bathrooms and all, we are...

... taking over the Empress of Britain

as our temporary headquarters.

Yes sir. Great honor, sir.

I expect your fullest cooperation.

Should there be any irregularities,

you'll be held responsible.

Our complaints are brief

and we make them against the nearest wall.

Yes, and so he gets to warn us.

Warn you! Im only a servant here.

The rooms immediately adjacent

to the good...

... bathroom will be occupied by

the German High Command.

The one with the bathroom that

doesn't work goes to the Italian general.

The Italian.

Uh... Maybe... maybe it would be better in

the restaurant, sir. There are many tables.

There are large tables...

tables in the restaurant to eat

Well dont stand around. The rooms upstairs,

are they ready for the High Command?

- They will.

- Weve been going around...

... all day, sir cleaning up

after your planes.

Well go ahead. And two towels

in every room

Yes sir. Yes, one towel for every

two rooms, sir.

Er... two towels for every...

Come on.

Come on.

- Youre still here?

- Uh... still... still here.

I gave you instructions.

The High Command will be here any minute.

We were admiring your efficiency, sir.

Werent we, Mouche? Thats wonderful...

... after the British, sir.

Yes sir. Come sir... come, Mouche.

- Maid.

- Yes, Lieutenant?

Before I make final arrangements about the

quarters upstairs, which is your room?

Way down the hall, next to the one

you assigned the Italian general.

- Oh, if that worries you...

- Im not afraid of generals.

Youre not?

Its lieutenants, Im afraid of.

Thanks be to our luck.

All the miracles, that was the most

miraculous of miracles.

Shut up.

An unconscious man spirited away

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Charles Brackett

Charles William Brackett (November 26, 1892 – March 9, 1969) was an American novelist, screenwriter, and film producer, best known for his long collaboration with Billy Wilder. more…

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