Seven Against the Sun (South Africa: 1964)


David Millin

Cast list

Gert van de Bergh... Corp. Smith
John Hayter... Lieutenant Mitchell
Brian O’Shaughnessy... Sargent MacCarthy
Patrick Mynhardt... Private Peters
James White... Private Irving
Chris Robinson... Private Louw
Morne Coetzer... Private Harley
Elizabeth Meyer... Nurse Patricia Bowley


Writers: James Ambrose Brown


This film is about a war between the South African troops against the Italian Forces. The Italians want to push the Allied forces out of East and Central Africa. The South African Command realizes that there is no way for them to win. Thus, he strategizes and decides to send seven men to create a bluff. He led the Italians to believe they had plenty of strong African troops, leading him to victory.


User review, War Film Reviews - 1960sRunboard (forum, website)

Academic Articles:
In Memoriam by Lionel Friedberg. American Cinematographer, Vol. 80, No. 9, (Sept. 1999), pp. 150


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