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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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War | Drama

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7 February 1967 (USA)  »

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Tobrouk, commando pour l'enfer  »

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Trivia

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

Goofs

In the convoy heading to Tobruk the trucks are M135 and M54 models these are early-1950s-vintage trucks. See more »

Quotes

Alfie: I never did trust 'em. Once a Jerry, always a Jerry.
Dolan: Once a thief, always a thief, That right Alfie?
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Entertaining low budget action flick
5 September 2005 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I first saw "Tobruk" when it first came out in 1967. It is an entertaining action picture that delivers plenty of thrills.

The main flaw of this picture (like so many American war movies before and since) is that German and Italian armour and vehicles are represented by Korean War - era American equipment. However the high budget "Battle of the Bulge" and the Oscar - winning "Patton - Lust for Glory" had the same fault.

If "Tobruk" was being made nowadays,greater care would be taken to ensure that vehicles and equipment were correct for the period.

Interestingly the cinema poster for this film shows the Germans using Panther tanks,a type which never saw action in North Africa as it had its combat debut at the Battle of Kursk in the Summer of 1943.


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