Desert Mice

Desert Mice

Michael Relph (1959)

U Certificate


Our Score
The feeble title pun on "Desert Rats" (the nickname given to the British troops who fought against Rommel in North Africa) rather sets the tone for this overlookable comedy from director Michael Relph. Full of predictable characters, humdrum incidents and gags that would have lowered the morale of even the most battle-hardened tommy, it accompanies an Ensa concert party on its tour of army camps. Sid James, Dora Bryan and Irene Handl prove again to be reliable troupers, but Alfred Marks lacks either the range or the presence to carry the lead.


A music hall troupe causes chaos during the Second World War when they are sent to North Africa to entertain British troops. Comedy, starring Alfred Marks and Sid James.

Cast & Crew

Maj Poskett Alfred Marks
Bert Bennett Sid James
Gay Bennett Dora Bryan
Director Michael Relph

Other Information

Language: EnglishBlack and whiteTheatrical distributor: Rank Film Dists LtdAvailable on: DVD
Comedy Drama