Five Graves to Cairo

The 1943 film “Five Graves to Cairo” will screen March 4 as part of Chestnut Hill Film Group’s ongoing series ‘Tuesday Nights at the Movies.’

During World War II, a corporal from the British army is deserted near the Egyptian border when the advancing Afrika Korps cause his troops to retreat. There, he takes refuge at a remote hotel which, unbeknown to him, is to become German headquarters. In order to survive, he assumes the identity of a recently deceased waiter, unaware that the man was a German spy. When the Afrika Korps and their infamous field marshal arrive at the hotel, a secret strategy code-named ‘five graves’ is uncovered. It soon becomes apparent to the corporal that the fate of the British in Egypt rests solely upon his shoulders.

The film is directed by Billy Wilder and stars Franchot Tone, Anne Baxter, Akim Tamiroff and Erich von Stroheim. It currently has a 100% rating on Rotten Tomatoes.

The movie begins at 7:30 p.m. at Woodmere Art Museum. Doors open at 6:30. Admission is free, although donations are recommended.

For more information please call 215-247-0476. To see a list of the films being screened by The Chestnut Hill Film Group, visit

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