Foxhole in Cairo

Foxhole in Cairo is a 1960 British war film directed by John Llewellyn Moxey and based on a novel by Leonard Mosley itself based upon the real-life Operation Salaam.[1] It starred James Robertson Justice, Adrian Hoven, Fenella Fielding and Henry Oscar.[2] Future star Michael Caine makes a brief appearance as a German soldier, in one of his earlier screen roles.[3][4]

Foxhole in Cairo
Original British quad poster
Directed byJohn Llewellyn Moxey
Produced bySteven Pallos
Screenplay byLeonard Mosley
Donald Taylor
Based onnovel The Cat and the Mice by Leonard Mosley
StarringJames Robertson Justice
Adrian Hoven
Fenella Fielding
Music byDouglas Gamley
Ken Jones
CinematographyDesmond Dickinson
Distributed byBritish Lion Film Corporation
Release date
  • 1960 (1960)
Running time
80 minutes
CountryUnited Kingdom


During the Second World War Field Marshal Erwin Rommel has placed two spies in Cairo, at the headquarters of the British Eighth Army. They are able to monitor every move of the British. It falls to British intelligence to hunt down the spies before they do too much damage to the war effort.



A 1961 New York Times review described the film as "a routine British-made espionage yarn" calling the plot "slack and predictable", while praising the professional performance of James Robertson Justice.[5]

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