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Morituri (1965)

A war pacifist is blackmailed to pose as an SS officer and to disable the scuttling explosives on freighter carrying rubber cargo to be captured by the Allies.

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Captain Mueller
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Esther
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Colonel Statter
Martin Benrath ...
Kruse
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Donkeyman
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Dr. Ambach
Max Haufler ...
Branner
Rainer Penkert ...
Milkereit
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Baldwin
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Admiral (as Oscar Beregi)
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Nissen
Charles De Vries ...
Kurz
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Busch
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Wilke
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Storyline

A German living in India during World War II is blackmailed by the English to impersonate an SS officer on board a cargo ship leaving Japan for Germany carrying a large supply of rubber for tyres. His mission is to disable the scuttling charges so the captain cannot sink the ship if they are stopped by English warships. Written by Daniel Bruce <danbec@one.net.au>

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World War II, Espionage, adventure and human lives have never before been combined so explosively

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Action | Drama | Thriller | War

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Release Date:

September 1965 (Austria)  »

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Saboteur: Code Name Morituri  »

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Budget:

$6,290,000 (estimated)
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(Westrex Recording System)

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1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Filmed on Catalina Island, Roger Vadim spent his holidays with Marlon Brando, just before Vadim married Jane Fonda, who was filming Cat Ballou (1965) in Hollywood. See more »

Goofs

Esther's hairstyle is of the Sixties, not the war years. See more »

Quotes

Robert Crain: I was blackmailed to the strains of Mozart.
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Gripping WWII film, very cool acting in tense situations
2 July 2002 | by (usa) – See all my reviews

I enjoyed this film very much. Marlon Brando is in great form, if a little soft spoken. Handsom as ever. Yul Brynner is great also, though he is limited by the role. As "Pharoah", he was splendid. I will definitely watch this one again.


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