Ice Cold in Alex

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Ice Cold in Alex
Ice Cold in Alex Poster.jpg
Theatrical release poster
Country UKD.jpg UK
Directed by J. Lee Thompson
Release Date 1958
Studio Associated British Pictures
Main Cast
Character Actor
Captain Anson John Mills
Diana Murdoch Sylvia Syms
Sgt. Maj. Tom Pugh Harry Andrews
Capt. van der Poel Anthony Quayle
Denise Norton Diane Clare


Ice Cold in Alex is a 1958 British war adventure movie directed by J. Lee Thompson. After the fall of Tobruk in June 1942 a British officer Captain Anson (John Mills) tries to reach Alexandria on an ambulance car with a motley crew of his mechanic, two British nurses and a South African officer. They have to overcome numerous dangers in their journey.


The following weapons were used in the film Ice Cold in Alex:

Contents


Handguns

Enfield No. 2

All British officers and petty officers carry revolvers that are mostly seen in holsters. The single revolver that is seen fully is an Enfield No. 2. Other revolvers may be of the same model or possibly Webleys.

Enfield No. 2 Mk I. Original configuration with spurred hammer - .38 S&W
Capt. Crosbie (Richard Leech) carries a revolver in holster.
MP Captain (David Lodge) stops Anson from moving through a mined bridge.
Pugh (Harry Andrews) and van der Poel (Anthony Quayle) with revolvers in holsters.
MP Captain (Michael Nightingale) on a checkpoint with a revolver in holster.
Two MPs in Alexandria with revolvers in holsters.

Luger P08

In one scene a German officer (Frederick Jaeger) holds a Luger P08.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm
A German officer holds a Luger.
Another view of the pistol.

Submachine Guns

MP38

Some German soldiers are armed with MP38s.

MP38 - 9x19mm
A close view of an MP40.
A German soldier (Richard Marner) holds an MP38. Note the longitudinal grooving on the receiver.
The crew of self-propelled gun are armed with MPs.

Rifles

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I

British soldiers are armed with Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I rifles. SMLE rifles are also seen in hands of Bedouins.

Lee-Enfield No.4 Mk.I - .303 British
A British soldier carries a Lee-Enfield.
Soldiers with rifles run to a bombed car.
A Bedouin with a Lee-Efield rifle in ambush.
A Bedouin at the background holds a Lee-Efield rifle.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 Carbine

Most German soldiers are armed with Mauser rifles of carbine length but with straight bolt handles and Lange Visier sights, like on Mauser Gewehr 1898 full length rifles. Most likely the rifles are Gewehr 98s, converted to carbines.

Mauser Gewehr 1898 - 7.92x57mm Mauser
German soldiers with Mauser rifles.
A straight bolt handle and Lange Visier sight are seen.
A close view of the barrel.
Bedouins hold Mauser and Lee-Efield rifles in the scene in oasis.

Machine Guns

MG42

MG42 machine guns are mounted on German half-track APCs.

MG42 Machine Gun - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German soldier fires an MG42.
Another view of MG42.

Trivia

An US-manufactured M5 Half-track stands for a German APC.
A British Sexton self-propelled gun stands for a German SPG. It is fitted with a fake gun barrel so the base vehicle is most likely a Sexton GPO fire control vehicle.
British post-war Centurion tanks stand for German tanks.



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