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36 Hours (1964)

Approved | | Thriller, War | 19 February 1965 (USA)
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
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Lt. Col. Ostermann (as Oscar Beregi)
Ed Gilbert ...
Capt. Abbott
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German Guard
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Elsa
Karl Held ...
Cpl. Kenter
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Kraatz
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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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The Wildest Spy Adventure A Man Ever Lived!

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Thriller | War

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19 February 1965 (USA)  »

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Thirty Six Hours  »

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(Westrex Recording System)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The film takes place from May 31 to June 6, 1944. 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

Otto Schack: [to Gerber] Take my advice; don't try to be a leader. I have discovered it's much safer to be a follower.
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Connections

Remade as Breaking Point (1989) See more »

Soundtracks

March: News of the Day
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Music by John Rochetti
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One of my favorites
2 October 2000 | by (Atlanta, GA) – See all my reviews

It wasn't a blockbuster, but is haunting. I still remember the first time I saw it, and remember it every time I ... well, I don't want to reveal any plot points. But it is probably one of the films that triggered my love of mysteries.


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