Foxhole in Cairo

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Foxhole in Cairo
Foxhole in Cairo (1960 film).jpg
Original British quad poster
Directed by John Llewellyn Moxey
Produced by Steven Pallos
Screenplay by Leonard Mosley
Donald Taylor
Based on novel The Cat and the Mice by Leonard Mosley
Starring James Robertson Justice
Adrian Hoven
Fenella Fielding
Music by Douglas Gamley
Ken Jones
Cinematography Desmond Dickinson
Distributed by British Lion Film Corporation
Release date
  • 1960 (1960)
Running time
80 minutes
Country United Kingdom
Language English

Foxhole in Cairo is a 1960 British war film directed by John Llewellyn Moxey and based on a novel by Leonard Mosley itself based upon the real-life Operation Salaam.[1] It starred James Robertson Justice, Adrian Hoven, Fenella Fielding and Henry Oscar.[2] Future star Michael Caine makes a brief appearance as a German soldier, in one of his earlier screen roles.[3][4]


During the Second World War Field Marshal Erwin Rommel has placed two spies in Cairo, at the headquarters of the British Eighth Army. They are able to monitor every move of the British. It falls to British intelligence to hunt down the spies before they do too much damage to the war effort.



A 1961 New York Times review described the film as "a routine British-made espionage yarn" calling the plot "slack and predictable", while praising the professional performance of James Robertson Justice.[5]

See also


  1. ^ Gifford, Denis (1 April 2016). "British Film Catalogue: Two Volume Set - The Fiction Film/The Non-Fiction Film". Routledge – via Google Books.
  2. ^ "Foxhole in Cairo (1960)".
  3. ^ "Foxhole in Cairo". 28 October 1960 – via
  4. ^ "Foxhole in Cairo (1960) - John Llewellyn Moxey - Synopsis, Characteristics, Moods, Themes and Related - AllMovie". AllMovie.
  5. ^ "Screen: Wartime Spying; Foxhole in Cairo' Is British Import".

External links

  • Foxhole in Cairo on IMDb

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