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Tobruk (1967)

Approved  |   |  War, Drama  |  7 February 1967 (USA)
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A Canadian POW major is rescued by a special British military unit made up of Germans to help lead an attack on a major Nazi fuel depot in Tobruk, Libya.

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Maj. Donald Craig
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Capt. Bergman
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Col. Harker
Guy Stockwell ...
Lt. Mohnfeld
Jack Watson ...
Sgt. Maj. Tyne
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Dolan
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Alfie
Liam Redmond ...
Henry Portman
Heidy Hunt ...
Cheryl Portman
Leo Gordon ...
Sgt. Krug
Robert Wolders ...
Cpl. Bruckner
Anthony Ashdown ...
Lt. Boyden
Curt Lowens ...
German Colonel
Rico Cattani ...
Cpl. Stuhler (as Henry Rico Cattani)
Peter Coe ...
Tuareg Chieftain
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September 1942 - With Erwin Rommel's Afrika Korps on the march through Egypt, a British special forces unit, composed of German Jews who serve with the British despite the mutual resentment between both, kidnap a Canadian officer who is an expert topographer and who is held prisoner by the Vichy French in Algeria. The officer, Donald Craig, must negotiate a company of British and German-Jewish commandos through 800 miles of the Sahara to aide a pending amphibious landing against Tobruk's massive fuel storage base - a mission that sees one impediment after another, and which discovers an undetected German armored force ready to win the battle of Egypt. Written by Michael Daly <fanstp43@aol.com>

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83 men started the mission! Only 4 survived! See more »

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7 February 1967 (USA)  »

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Tobrouk, commando pour l'enfer  »

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Portions of the film were edited into the 1971 Richard Burton film Raid on Rommel (1971). See more »

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When Capt. Bergman attacks and kills the sentry, blood is visible on his right (knife) hand before he stabs the sentry. See more »

Quotes

Cheryl Portman: "Mohnfeld"... Odd name for a German officer?
Lt. Max Mohnfeld: [confused] We can't *all* be named *Schmidt*, Fraulein Portman.
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A wee bit silly
6 July 1999 | by (Toronto, Canada) – See all my reviews

... and always has been. But still, this World War II action-adventure does have plenty of excitement, a cross and doublecross plot, and a great mixture of different nationalities, one of the best things about it I thought when I first saw it on television 20 or 25 years ago.

The actual battle of Tobruk plays no part in this story. It's about a complicated commando mission by the famous Long Range Desert Group. The LRDG, while being distinct from the even better known SAS, sometimes joined in combined operations with them at times during the desert campaign against the Afrika Korps. The LRDG mainly engaged in hit-and-run raids against German supply, dangerous enough even without the Hollywood plot elements which make this movie so entertaining.

The film's comic relief is provided by Norman Rossington who did the same job for the Beatles in "A Hard Day's Night".


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