The Desert Rats

The Desert Rats

Director: Robert Wise Cast: Richard Burton, Robert Newton, Robert Douglas

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Overview

Robert Wise's World War II drama Desert Rats comes to DVD with a standard full-frame transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 1.33:1. Closed-captioned English soundtracks are rendered in both Dolby Digital Stereo and Dolby Digital Mono, while French and Spanish soundtracks have been recorded in Dolby Digital Mono as well. English subtitles are accessible. Supplemental materials are limited to the theatrical trailer. This is a solid release from 20th Century Fox that should satisfy genre enthusiasts.

Product Details

Release Date: 05/21/2002
UPC: 0024543041917
Original Release: 1953
Rating: NR
Source: 20th Century Fox
Region Code: 1
Time: 1:28:00
Sales rank: 7,836

Special Features

Interactive menus; Scene selection; Theatrical trailer; Full-frame format (aspect ratio 1.33:1); Audio: English stereo, English mono, French mono, Spanish mono; Subtitles: English

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Richard Burton Capt. MacRoberts
Robert Newton Bartlett
Robert Douglas General
James Mason Rommel
Torin Thatcher Barney
Chips Rafferty Smith
Charles "Bud" Tingwell Lt. Carstairs
Charles Davis Pete
Ben Wright Mick
James Lilburn Communications
John O'Malley Riley
Ray Harden Hugh
John Alderson Corporal
Richard Peel Rusty
Michael Pate Captain Currie
Frank Pulaski Maj. O'Rourke
Charles R. Keane Sgt. Donaldson
Pat O'Moore Jim
John Wengraf German Doctor
Arno Frey Kramm
Charles Fitzsimmons Fire Officer
Alfred Zeisler Von Helmholtz
Albert Taylor Jensen
Albert Taylor Jensen

Technical Credits
Robert Wise Director
Lucien Ballard Cinematographer
Leigh Harline Score Composer
Addison Hehr Art Director
Robert L. Jacks Producer
Ray Kellogg Special Effects
Barbara McLean Editor
Richard Murphy Screenwriter
Alfred Newman Score Composer
Lyle Wheeler Art Director

Scene Index

Side #1 --
1. Assault on Tobruk
2. Main Titles
3. The Plan of Defense
4. MacRoberts' New Command
5. Tammy and Blind Tom
6. Preparing for Rommel
7. The Coming Storm
8. Under Fire
9. An Open Position
10. An Officer's Job
11. MacRoberts' Promotion
12. Hit and Run
13. Calculated Risk
14. Bartlett's Request
15. The Raid
16. Rommel's Guest
17. Escape
18. The Key Position
19. The Ninth Day
20. The Right Decision
21. The Garrison's Choice
22. A Place in History

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The Desert Rats 4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Seeing this movie was a great way to re-connect to "old school" actors. Richard Burton's performance was inspiring. This was one of the first great war movies!