Ice Cold In Alex

Ice Cold In Alex (1958)

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Corrected entry: When the MPs arrive at the bar in Alexandria to arrest Hauptmann Lutz, Captain Anson expects them later as he'd arranged with the guard commander. However when we saw him leaving the commander earlier, the commander gives him a shirt for the "South African". The commander would have known Lutz was a Nazi, through Anson's report, yet refers to him as the South African as the ambulance leaves for Alexandria.

Correction: This is not a plot error. Capt. Anson's plan was, as we know, to keep the German thinking that he had fooled them into believing he was a South African. He would of course have told the Commander this when he arranged through him for the MP's to arrest the German at a predetermined time in Alex. If the Commander had then come out and said, "Here's a shirt for your German" the subterfuge would have been blown. By referring to the German as a South African, the Commander would only have been intentionally re-inforcing the German's sense that he had them all fooled, and thus less likely to cause trouble.

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