Ice Cold in Alex (1958) 720p YIFY Movie

Ice Cold in Alex (1958)

During WW2 in North Africa, a medical field unit must cross the desert in their ambulance in order to reach the British lines in Alexandria.

IMDB: 7.83 Likes

  • Genre: Adventure | Drama
  • Quality: 720p
  • Size: 1.57G
  • Resolution: / fps
  • Language: English
  • Run Time: 125
  • IMDB Rating: 7.8/10 
  • MPR: Normal
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The Synopsis for Ice Cold in Alex (1958) 720p

A group of army personnel and nurses attempt a dangerous and arduous trek across the deserts of North Africa during the second world war. The leader of the team dreams of his ice cold beer when he reaches Alexandria, but the problems just won't go away.


The Director and Players for Ice Cold in Alex (1958) 720p

[Director]J. Lee Thompson
[Role:]John Mills
[Role:]Sylvia Syms
[Role:]Anthony Quayle


The Reviews for Ice Cold in Alex (1958) 720p


Reviewed byJohn Fernandez (thekennelman)Vote: 10/10/10

Army ambulance Captain Anson is ordered out of Tobruk just before it isbesieged in 1942. He is fatigued by battle, dependent on drink, anddespisedby his friend and fellow officer who wrongly suspects him of asking to bereleased from the siege.

With Sergeant Pugh, the squadron's senior mechanic he prepares to leave,butenemy action separates them from the rest of the column and presents twonurses as unwelcome passengers. They later encounter Van der Pol, anebullient South African Officer who offers to share his large rucksack ofgin if the ambulance crew will give him a lift. The five then set offeastwards, trying to reach Alexandria, and safety.

But nothing about the journey is straightforward and Anson must deal withthe desert, enemy forces, his own alcoholism, and the growing realisationthat one of their number is an enemy agent. An incident in which one ofthenurses is killed forces Anson to face up to his drunkenness and hepromiseshis next drink won't be until they reach 'Alex' and it will be a coldbeer,giving the film its title.

As the journey progresses the identity of the agent becomes obvious, butinparallel the others find themselves becoming drawn to him because of hisbravery and integrity. The setbacks and hazards in the desert asks toughquestions of them all, but none more difficult than how to remain loyalbothto their country and to an enemy soldier to whom they each owe theirlives.

John Mills as Anson, and Anthony Quayle as Van der Pol head an excellentandwell-directed cast. Sylvia Simms and Harry Andrews support, without takingthe limelight and although the script occasionally dips below standard,nothing can really detract from one of the finest wartime stories evertold.

Personal review of "Ice Cold In Alex"Reviewed byterencelucas-268-639583Vote: 7/10

I read a review that made me join IMDb and post "this" review. My brother and I absolutely LOVE this movie. We have "Movie" nights at home in Sydney, Australia. Some of the classics like "Ice Cold In Alex" aka "Desert Attack". We also love old war movies like "The Long and The Short And The Tall", "The Hill", "Yesterdays Enemy"..just to name a few. You should see My brother and I watching the part of "Ice Cold In Alex" where Captain Van Der Pol is in desperate trouble...man we are on the edge of our seats...every time we watch it! And the end where they cheers, in the Canopus bar, My brother and I always put down our glasses at exactly the same time as Anson does....get a life I can hear you saying...man we love it. The atmosphere is brilliant, the acting superb and the story line well it's one of the best. I've personally watched Ice Cold In Alex about 30 times and I'll never stop watching it. Do yourself a favor check this one out....you can't go wrong. Enjoy!! Terry

Fitzcarraldo had his ship, Captain Anson had his ambulance first.Reviewed bySpikeopathVote: 8/10

Ice-Cold in Alex is directed by J. Lee Thompson and is based on the novel of the same name written by Christopher Landon. The latter of which co-writes the screenplay with T.J. Morrison. It stars John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Anthony Quayle and Harry Andrews. Leighton Lucas provides the music and Gilbert Taylor photographs in black and white.

World War II and the British base at Tobruk, Libya, is attacked by the German Afrika Korps. During the evacuation 4 personnel are tasked with the mission to drive an ambulance across the desert back to British lines in Alexandria in Egypt. Captain Anson (Mills), MSM Tom Pugh (Andrews), Nurse Diana Murdoch (Syms) and Nurse Denise Norton (Diane Clare) are the four people in question, soon to be joined by a South African officer, Captain van der Poel (Quayle). Poel seems shifty, but his physicality and supply of Gin will no doubt be handy on this arduous trip. And arduous it will prove, as the elements, Germans and inner conflict will all test the group to the limit.

It falls under the war movie banner, but the truth is that Ice-Cold in Alex is a different sort of animal. The core of Landon's story is to observe how a different group of characters cope in the face of mental and physical hardships. The war and the desert landscapes form the backdrop, but this is in essence a character study where the characters are defined by their actions. Thankfully the group of actors on show are able to turn in great shows to not let the slow structure of the film be a hindrance. Mills and Quayle especially bring a dynamic to their characters, drawing the viewer into the desert with them in the process. A number of quality scenes stand out in the picture, be it involving quicksand or trying to get "Katy" the ambulance over a hill, the tension mounts and the film never wants for effective drama. While the finale crowns the picture in a wave of humanistic collectedness. 8/10

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