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Morituri (1965)

Approved  |   |  Action, Drama, Thriller  |  September 1965 (Austria)
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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... See full summary »

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Esther
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Colonel Statter
Martin Benrath ...
Kruse
Hans Christian Blech ...
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Max Haufler ...
Branner
Rainer Penkert ...
Milkereit
William Redfield ...
Baldwin
Oscar Beregi Jr. ...
Admiral (as Oscar Beregi)
Martin Brandt ...
Nissen
Charles De Vries ...
Kurz
Carl Esmond ...
Busch
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Wilke
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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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german | ss | british | cargo ship | india | See All (36) »

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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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The film's marketing boasted the surname alliteration of Brando and Brynner. The Marlon Brando and "Yul Brynner" alliteration is another example in film history of promotional star-team name alliteration - see also: Bogie and Bacall in four films; McQueen and McGraw in The Getaway (1972) and Baldwin and Bassinger in The Getaway (1994). See more »

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Robert Crain: I was blackmailed to the strains of Mozart.
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Cool, slick little gem that has been overlooked
7 February 2005 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Morituri is by no means a flawless masterpiece, but it is a good film. The problem is, because of a somewhat intricate plot you have to watch it a couple of times to understand it. Some parts of the film are dull, especially some of the engine room scenes where there is relative silence--only the noise of the engine room is heard, but it is also gripping at times. I decided to give this film another shot-and I'm glad I did. I found that it is quite interesting, after you watch it a couple of times you understand the purpose of Brando's character in the film. He is great in this film, his accent is flawless and he looks just great--I wish he would have done more action-oriented films. The cinematography is also great, and I absolutely loved the musical score. Hopefully, people will give this movie a chance and see that Brando did do a few good films in the 60's and stop giving him a bum rap.


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