Malta Story (1953) - Rotten Tomatoes

Malta Story (1953)





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Alec Guinness stars as Peter Ross, a World War II pilot photographer, who is forced to land in Malta. The island of Malta is significant to the British supply lines to North Africa. Lying just south of Italy and North of Africa, Malta is vital to the Axis powers as well. They want it and Britain's small garrison means to keep her! The island is constantly under attack from the air. Supply convoys to the island struggle to deliver much needed supplies. When it's discovered that an invasion of Malta is imminent, the determined and heavily outnumbered British go on the offensive attacking Italian and German convoys before they can launch their assault!

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Alec Guinness
as Capt. Ross
Jack Hawkins
as Air Commanding Officer
Anthony Steel
as W/C John Bartlett
Maurice Denham
as Voice of Maurice
Nigel Stock
as Giuseppe
Ralph Truman
as Vice Adm. Banks
Ronald Adam
as Control Room Operator
Colin Loudan
as O'Connor
Ivor Barnard
as Old Man
Peter Bull
as Flying Officer
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Critic Reviews for Malta Story

All Critics (1)

The air-war sequences and on-the-spot Maltese photography are magnificently persuasive.

November 5, 2019 | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Malta Story


Detail rich war-mance highlighted by the incomparable Alec Guinness. Action packed WWII drama.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

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