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36 Hours (1964)

Approved  |   |  Thriller, War  |  19 February 1965 (USA)
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Germans kidnap an American major and try to convince him that World War II is over, so that they can get details about the Allied invasion of Europe out of him.

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Werner Peters ...
Otto Schack
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Ernst
Russell Thorson ...
Gen. Allison
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Col. Peter MacLean
Oscar Beregi Jr. ...
Lt. Col. Ostermann (as Oscar Beregi)
Ed Gilbert ...
Capt. Abbott
Sig Ruman ...
German Guard
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Elsa
Karl Held ...
Cpl. Kenter
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Kraatz
Marjorie Bennett ...
Charwoman
Henry Rowland ...
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Storyline

In this psychological war-drama an Army Major is captured by the Germans during World War II. They attempt to brainwash him into believing the war is over and that he is safe in an Allied hospital, so that he will divulge Allied invasion plans. Written by Patrick Dominick <p-dominick@adfa.oz.au>

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normandy | d day | nazi | lie | deception | See All (37) »

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The Wildest Spy Adventure A Man Ever Lived!

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Thriller | War

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19 February 1965 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Thirty Six Hours  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The production license required any evidence that Yosemite was ever transformed into Bavaria, or the Wawona Hotel into an Allied Military Hospital had to be totally removed within 24 hours after the "36 Hours" exodus. Compliance with this condition was the only way Producer William Perlberg could get into the National Park area for his picture. See more »

Goofs

Just after Pike sends Anna outside to act hysterical he looks at her through the window but she momentarily appears behind him, inside, while he is meant to be looking outside at her. See more »

Quotes

Maj. Jefferson F. Pike: I know this is a strange question for a man to ask his wife, but... what's your name?
Anna Hedler, Nurse: Anna... Anna Hedler Pike.
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Referenced in Captain America (1990) See more »

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March: News of the Day
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Music by John Rochetti
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A riveting film that had one surprise after another.
3 June 2004 | by (philadelphia, pa) – See all my reviews

This is one of my all-time favorite films. Fortunately, we have a video store near us where I can rent old films like this and enjoy the creative story whenever I choose. The main plot of this story, along with the various subplots, held my interest from the beginning. After seeing the film just once, I could recall so many of the details because the film is just THAT GOOD! It is a well-casted film and one that I wish would be shown on TV (I can't recall the last time it was) so that others could become aware of this really suspenseful film. I've rented this movie for my kids and my husband to see because it hasn't been televised and I wanted them to be able to experience the same riveting viewing experience that I've enjoyed so many times.


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