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Writer:
George Tabori (screenplay)
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Release Date:
11 February 1959 (Japan) See more »
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Plot:
Budapest 1956. A group of Westerners try to leave the city when Soviet military occupy the country.... See more » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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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)
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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:
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:
Diana Ashmore:[Dancing with the Major] You're drunk!
Major Surov:Yes, I am. And it's marvelous! Half my life I've been a soldier. Five campaigns, four scars, a shattered hip. And all that time, the Army's been my wife. A mean, old, possessive, insatiable, glorious bitch! And tonight I am cheating on her. And it's wonderful. Like picking flowers on a battlefield!
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Referenced in Diner (1982)See more »

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32 out of 33 people found the following review useful.
Bold for its day, 25 October 2004
Author: dhalgren74 from Tampa, Florida

Very literate, intelligent drama about a group of international travelers held virtual prisoners in the Hungary of 1956 by invading Russian Communist regime. Kerr and Robards play lovers, she a British baroness, he a Hungarian freedom fighter trying to do his bit for his country. Other New York theater stars of the period Anne Jackson & E G Marshall play an American couple traveling with their two young sons, including Ronny Howard in his screen debut. Jackson's character is hugely pregnant and not anxious to give birth in a soon-to-be communist country; she gives an impassioned plea in the third act of this film which presages the naturalistic acting styles we've come to know today from Redgrave, Fonda, & Streep. Leading the pack of Soviet wolves is Yul Brynner, magnificent as a commandant and at his sexiest since he played opposite Kerr in "The King and I". He is mean and nasty and terribly conflicted by his attraction to the lovely, patrician, & heroic Kerr. This is one of the great transition films of the latter part of the Golden Era of American film. Do not miss it.

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