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George Tabori (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 February 1959 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
A British woman trying to escape Hungary with her freedom fighter lover finds herself the obsession of a Communist officer. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Yul Brynner at his best. See more (27 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Deborah Kerr ... Diana Ashmore

Yul Brynner ... Major Surov

Jason Robards ... Paul Kedes (as Jason Robards Jr.)

Robert Morley ... Hugh Deverill

E.G. Marshall ... Harold Rhinelander

Anne Jackson ... Margie Rhinelander

Ron Howard ... Billy Rhinelander (as Ronny Howard)
Flip Mark ... Flip Rhinelander

Kurt Kasznar ... Csepege
David Kossoff ... Simon Avron
Gérard Oury ... Teklel Hafouli
Marie Daëms ... Françoise Hafouli (as Marie Daems)

Anouk Aimée ... Eva
Barbara von Nady ... Borbala (as Barbara Von Nady)
Maurice Sarfati ... Jacques Fabbry
Siegfried Schürenberg ... Von Rachlitz
Maria Urban ... Gisela von Rachlitz

Jerry Fujikawa ... Mitsu
Erica Vaal ... Donatella Calucci
Dimitri Fedotoff ... Lt. Tulpin
Leonid Pylajew ... Capt. Dembinski
Wolf Neuber ... Patko
Michael Szekely ... Bowler Hat
Charles Regnier ... Capt. Ornikidze

Iván Petrovich ... Szabó Bácsi
Ernst Konstantin ... Major Ilyashev
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Senta Berger ... Serving Girl in Black Scarf (uncredited)
Michael Janisch ... Russian Officer lighting Paul Kedes' cigarette (uncredited)
Fred Roby ... Rosso (uncredited)

Directed by
Anatole Litvak 
 
Writing credits
George Tabori (screenplay)

Produced by
Anatole Litvak .... producer
Lee Katz .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Georges Auric 
 
Cinematography by
Jack Hildyard (photographed by)
 
Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer 
 
Art Direction by
Isabella Schlichting 
Werner Schlichting 
 
Makeup Department
Eric Allwright .... makeup artist
David Aylott .... makeup artist
Gordon Bond .... hair stylist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Noël Howard .... second unit director (as Noel Howard)
Gerry O'Hara .... assistant director (as Gerald O'Hara)
 
Sound Department
John Cox .... sound
Kurt Schwarz .... sound
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Gerry Fisher .... camera operator (as Gerald Fisher)
Hermann Meroth .... still photographer
John von Kotze .... photographer: second unit
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
René Hubert .... costume consultant (as Rene Hubert)
Joan Joseff .... costume jeweller (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Bert Bates .... additional editor (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Michel Michelet .... composer: incidental music
Michel Michelet .... musical advisor
 
Other crew
Moura Budberg .... technical advisor
George Daniloff .... technical advisor
Tibor Simanyi .... technical advisor
Carl Szokoll .... assistant to producer
Paul Dickson .... dialogue director (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
126 min
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Color (Metrocolor)
Aspect Ratio:
1.85 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Netherlands:14 (orginal rating) | Portugal:M/12 | West Germany:12 (original rating)
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Trivia:
According to USA Today (Dec. 9, 2008), this was Ron Howard's screen debut, as well as Jason Robards'.See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: In the final scene, as the camera dollies back from Major Surov's jeep, a camera/equipment shadow is visible on the jeep's right front tire.See more »
Quotes:
Major Surov:Anything goes when people meet for the last time.
Diana Ashmore:What do you mean?
Major Surov:Go to any railway station - that's what I mean. You'll see people doing things they'd never do, ordinarily. They kiss, they cry, they wave. That's the sickness of our time: people waving... Nobody waves back.
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Referenced in Diner (1982)See more »

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25 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
Yul Brynner at his best., 17 October 2004
Author: fiona davidson from Scotland

Set in Hungary in November 1956, this is the story of a group of foreign nationals who were trying to leave the country at the time of the Uprising.

Once the airport is closed, the titular journey begins on a bus taking them to Austria. As would be obvious, they are stopped on their way which is where they come up against the almost faultless Yul Brynner whose military power as a Red Army Major was marked with loneliness, his internal struggle between right and wrong, his search for the truth and his need to feel emotions for other human beings. He was saddened by the fact that his job had alienated him from his friends and enemies alike and he yearned for social contact.

Robert Morley plays the quintessential stiff upper-lipped Englishman who, no matter how serious the role, manages to maintain an almost light-hearted logical outlook on life while Jason Robards has a stunning movie debut which enforces the reason why he had so many roles throughout his career. Deborah Kerr, as the leading lady, exhibits the grace and femininity we have come to associate with her yet manages to bring over the strength and resolve required for her character.

The film deals with a very tempestuous time in European history but it never ceases to remind us that there is good in all of us and you can never completely judge a book by the cover. Fabulous scriptwriting ensures that for all the seriousness of the subject there can still be great one-liners and comedic instances that add to, rather than detract from the movie. The chemistry in the cat and mouse game between Kerr and Brynner makes you understand why they appeared in more than the one film together.

All in all, a thoroughly engrossing movie which I would definitely watch again. 8/10

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