27 Days With Billy Wilder And Me

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Day Three: Five Graves to Cairo

July 2nd, 2011 · No Comments · 1943, Adaptation, Anne Baxter, Charles Brackett, Erich von Stroheim, Five Graves to Cairo, Franchot Tone, World War II

Billy Wilder’s third movie, Five Graves to Cairo, a World War II tale starring Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, and Erich von Stroheim, was released in 1943. Billy was 37 years old. Opening title card: In June 1942 things looked black indeed for the British Eighth Army. It was beat, scattered, and in flight. Tobruk had [...]

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