A fatigued transport officer, Captain Anson, his loyal MSM, two stranded nurses and a mysterious South African officer endure a gruelling journey across the North African desert and enemy lines in a battered old ambulance in WWII. All that sustains them is Anson's promise of the tall, frothy, ice-cold glasses of beer that await them upon their arrival in Alexandria (the "Alex" of the title).
Adapted by Christoper Landon from his own classic novel and based on his own experiences serving in North Africa and directed by J. Lee Thompson (Tiger Bay, The Guns of Navarone, Cape Fear), Ice Cold in Alex (1958) is a rip-roaring tale of determination, courage and ingenuity in the most unforgiving of environments, and the friendships that are born out of such endurance. Starring John Mills, Sylvia Syms, Harry Andrews and Anthony Quayle, the film found new fame a couple of years back when a key extract was used to advertise Carlsberg lager. Fans of the film will know which sequence.
Ice Cold in Alex will be release on UK Blu-ray with a digitally restored transfer by Optimum Home Entertainment on 13th June 2011 at the RRP of £19.99.