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Though he got his start in Germany, writer-director Billy Wilder would really make his mark in the Hollywood film industry after leaving Europe following the rise of Hitler. After paying his dues as a screenwriter, he made his directorial debut (as a way to protect his scripts) with the screwball comedy The Major and the Minor (1942). For his follow up, he changed tracks with the topical WWII drama Five Graves to Cairo. Though originally released by Paramount, Universal (the current rights holder) has licensed the movie to Kino for its Blu-ray debut.



Five Graves to Cairo (1943)



Released: 12 Jul 1943
Rated: Approved
Runtime: 96 min




Director: Billy Wilder
Genre: Thriller, War



Cast: Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff, Erich von Stroheim
Writer(s): Charles Brackett (screenplay), Billy Wilder (screenplay), Lajos Biró (play)...

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Thanks for the review. I just watched this one and really enjoyed it. The story is tightly focused on a few characters in a difficult situation while at the same time dealing with major issues of personal responsibility and morality.
 
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