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Ice-Cold in Alex is a World War II movie set in Africa.  Shell-shocked fatigued and bordering on alcoholism Captain Anson (John Mills) guides the crew of an ambulance across the desert motivated by the thought of the ice cold larger that awaits him in Alexandria, Egypt. Based on a novel of the same name by Christopher Landon, the bear in the book was Rhinegold, despite its German sounding name is actually an American beer. In the movie it was replaced by the Danish larger Carlsberg.

Whist filming the famous scene when they finally get their beer, real Carlsberg was used for authenticity, after several takes actor John Mills was reported to be quite drunk.

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