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Tobruk (1967)

 -  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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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maj. Donald Craig
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Capt. Bergman
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Colonel Harker
Guy Stockwell ...
Lt. Mohnfeld
Jack Watson ...
Sgt. Major 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 ...
Corporal 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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War | Drama

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7 February 1967 (USA)  »

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Tobrouk, commando pour l'enfer  »

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Rock Hudson replaced Laurence Harvey. 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

Captain Berghman: If those tanks reach El Alamein, the Germans have Egypt.
Colonel Harker: They may have the lock, but we have the key. Without fuel, Jerry goes *nowhere*!
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Nice film about British commandos against Rommel's Africa-Korps
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This WWII actioner talks upon a motley group constituted by British soldiers (Rock Hudson,Nigel Green,Percy Herbert,Jack Watson,Leo Gordon -who also wrote the script-, among them )and rebel Jews craving the dreamed country(George Peppard) against the Nazi and Italian armies in the North African desert -Libya- during WWII with the aim to knock out the guns of Tobruk. They ought to sneak to clear the path for a bombing strike in oil supply depots before Erwin Rommel(The Fox of the desert) arrives at Egypt (he'll be stopped in the Alamein by Montgomery who defeated the German army in the 1942-43 years). They must pass through Alix line disguised as German soldiers escorting allied privates.

Since the beginning until the end the exciting warlike action is continued and the runtime film is adjusted .In the movie there are tension,suspense,emotion and for that reason is amusing, besides the fast movement,the various happenings and the spectacular scenes makes it bemusing and not boring. The picture has a certain remembrance with ¨Dirty dozen , Kelly's heroes¨,and ¨When the eagles dare¨ and the group of films that were made about wartime adventures during the 60s and early 1970s . The final confrontation between the protagonists and the enemies on the Nazi desert fortress is stimulating , it's the highlight of the movie. Russell Harlan cinematography is good, like is reflected in the splendid desert's photography. The motion picture is accurately directed by Arthur Hiller. The yarn will appeal to WW2 enthusiasts and Rock Hudson fans.


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