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 byhenry-girlingVote: 8/10/10

'Ice Cold in Alex' is an absorbing story of a British ambulance trying toget to safety in the North African desert. There is the heat, minefields,enemy troops, more heat, shifting sands and human weaknesses to contend withand at the end of the film (over two hours)one feels exhausted. The maincharacters are an army captain on the verge of a breakdown, a determinednurse, a solid sergeant major and a South African soldier whom they pick upon the way. With simple heroism they try making their way to their goal,which in this case is a glass of ice cold beer in Alexandria on thecoast.

The interplay between the characters and the growing bond they have inadversity is well played by the actors. John Mills' deeply troubled captainis particularly well acted. Harry Andrews, Anthony Quayle and Sylvia Symsare fine too. The other main character is the ambulance itself, graduallycoming to pieces on the way, steaming and bumping along.

J. Lee Thompson was a very able director and there are some excellent sceneshere. The minefield scene near the beginning and the hill scene near the endare great, tense and emotional. The beer scene is moving and uplifting. Thebest British films about the Second World War are generally about a smallgroup of ordinary people who faced with crisis and peril just get on withit.

Makes you want a cold beer afterwardsReviewed bysjl004Vote: 7/10

The distance the team have to travel is shown also in the stretch and strain put on them physically and mentally and reminds me of the Treasure of the Sierra Madre. The best moment is towards the end when the captain yells at the girl "Don't stand there thinking about your relationship and forget the make-up!".

The suspicions arisen about a character member added to tension in addition to the English groups trip through perilious desert terrain under constant threat from the German enemy, the heat and the desert itself. Romance is added to the war theme and a great supporting cast brings a warmth to the intense heat of the African sands.

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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