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36 Hours (1964)

 -  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 ...
German Soldier
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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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Trivia

James Doohan:  The soon-to-be "Montgomery Scott" of Star Trek is uncredited as a British orderly in the opening scenes. Doohan served in Canadian forces during the Normandy Invasion (which the film is about) where he lost part of a finger. See also trivia for Star Trek (1966). See more »

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Quotes

Maj. Jefferson F. Pike: Can't you cry?
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March: News of the Day
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Music by John Rochetti
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The Opening MUSIC Is the Tip off to this film's QUALITY
7 April 2005 | by (Los Angeles, California ( Hurray !)) – See all my reviews

If you really listen to the very first moments of the opening music, and if you know something of music, then you'll immediately recognize that the Composer (Dmitri Tiomkin ) was not messing around with THIS score. Tiomkin wrote a beautifully impending theme, internally driven, colored with adventure, suspended by taught phrases, and completely in line, and easily telling, of the quality of everything about this movie. ( My thought was that if Tiomkin wasn't messing around, no one else would be messing around either. This movie HAS IT ALL. )

When I heard those first opening passages, especially the quiet and complex timpani part, then I knew I was in for a really OUTSTANDING FILM. So, right then, I put off an important meeting, because I felt the movie would be as good as the music score. If you encounter this movie, put off anything else, except medical emergencies, and WATCH THIS MOVIE. ! !

Life's too short to miss this one, so watch it - NOW ! Yes, NOW !


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