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Writer:
Leo Gordon (written by)
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Release Date:
7 February 1967 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
83 men started the mission! Only 4 survived! See more »
Plot:
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. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Nice and entertaining film about British commandos against Rommel's Africa-Korps See more (25 total) »

Cast

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Rock Hudson ... Maj. Donald Craig

George Peppard ... Capt. Bergman

Nigel Green ... Col. Harker
Guy Stockwell ... Lt. Mohnfeld
Jack Watson ... Sgt. Maj. Tyne

Percy Herbert ... Dolan

Norman Rossington ... 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

Lawrence Montaigne ... Italian Officer
Robert F. Hoy ... British Corporal (as Robert Hoy)
Phil Adams ... S.I.G. Bocker
Ronnie Rondell Jr. ... S.I.G. Schell (as Ronnie R. Rondell)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Lee Faulkner ... (uncredited)
Barry Ford ... German Patrol Captain (uncredited)
Fritz Ford ... (uncredited)
Joseph Sargent ... (uncredited)

Directed by
Arthur Hiller 
 
Writing credits
Leo Gordon (written by) (as Leo V. Gordon)

Produced by
Gene Corman .... producer
 
Original Music by
Bronislau Kaper  (as Bronislaw Kaper)
 
Cinematography by
Russell Harlan (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Robert C. Jones 
 
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Alexander Golitzen 
 
Set Decoration by
Oliver Emert (set decorations)
John McCarthy Jr. (set decorations) (as John McCarthy)
 
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Bud Westmore .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Bob Larson .... unit production manager (as Robert E. Larson)
Edward Muhl .... in charge of production
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Joseph Kane .... second unit director (as Joe Kane)
Terence Nelson .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
Lyle Cain .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
 
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... matte supervisor
Howard A. Anderson .... special effects supervisor/miniatures (uncredited)
 
Stunts
John Daheim .... stunt coordinator
Phil Adams .... stunts (uncredited)
Budd Albright .... stunts (uncredited)
Frank Babich .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Baxley .... stunts (uncredited)
Steven Burnett .... stunts (uncredited)
John Daheim .... stunts (uncredited)
Fritz Ford .... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Robert F. Hoy .... stunts (uncredited)
Maurice Marks .... stunts (uncredited)
Hal Needham .... stunts (uncredited)
Gil Perkins .... stunts (uncredited)
Charlie Picerni .... stunts (uncredited)
George Robotham .... stunts (uncredited)
Ronnie Rondell Jr. .... stunts (uncredited)
Paul Stader .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Wilson .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Nelson Tyler .... aerial photography
Thomas Del Ruth .... assistant camera: second unit (uncredited)
Frank Stanley .... first assistant camera (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Joseph Gershenson .... music supervisor
 
Other crew
Martin Kosleck .... dialogue coach
L.J. Loughran .... technical advisor (as Col. L. J. Loughran Royal Australian Infantry Ret.)
Norman Stuart .... dialogue coach
Wayne Fitzgerald .... title designer (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
107 min
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Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (1967) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating) (1988) | USA:Approved (MPAA rating: certificate #21308) | West Germany:16 (nf)
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Technical advice and assistance for the film were provided by the 40th Armored Division ("Grizzly") of the California Army National Guard.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: When Capt. Bergman attacks and kills the sentry, blood is visible on his right (knife) hand before he stabs the sentry.See more »
Quotes:
Major Craig:I'll say one thing for the Germans, they certainly know how to build an engine.
Captain Berghman:It doesn't cost much, either, when they use slave labor. Two hundred Jew power, Major.
Major Craig:We all know what's going on in Europe.
Captain Berghman:Well, if you do, if you really do, there must be a little of the Jew in you.
Major Craig:They say there's a little of the Jew in everyone.
Captain Berghman:Jah, a little of the Nazi, too.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Age of Consent (1969)See more »

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13 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Nice and entertaining film about British commandos against Rommel's Africa-Korps, 12 May 2005
Author: ma-cortes

This thrilling wartime picture contains high-powered action-packed, shootouts , grand-scale blow-up , intrigue and lots of fun . The film belongs the sub-genre of warfare commandos , being highlighted by a stirring and thrilling climax with overwhelming action scenes . This WWII actioner talks upon a motley group formed by British soldiers (Nigel Green ,Percy Herbert , Jack Watson, Leo Gordon -who also wrote the script-) led by a Major (Rock Hudson replaced Laurence Harvey , though role was formerly offered to Dirk Bogarde who turned down) and rebel Jews (George Peppard) craving the dreamed country 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 bombing strike at oil supply depots before Erwin Rommel (The Fox of the desert) arrives in 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 . There actually was a raid on Tobruk, 13-14 September 1942, including the German-Jewish SIG and fake British POWs. Unlike the outcome in the movie, "Operation Agreement" was a complete failure.

Decent wartime movie full of battles , explosions , thrills and extraordinary feats . From the beginning until ending the exciting warlike action is continued and the film runtime is adjusted . In the movie there is tension , suspense , emotion and for that reason results to be amusing ; besides , fast movement , and various happenings as well as spectacular scenes makes it entertaining and no boring . The picture has a certain remembrance with ¨Dirty dozen¨ , ¨Kelly's heroes¨ and ¨When the eagles dare¨ and the group of films were made about warlike adventures during the 60s and early 1970s . Portions of the film were edited into the 1971 Richard Burton film ¨Raid on Rommel¨ (1971) by Henry Hathaway and nearly all the action scenes was footage taken from Tobruk . 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's cinematography is good , like is well reflected on the splendid desert's photography . Rousing and breathtaking musical score by the great Bronislau Kaper . Well produced by Gene Corman , brother of legendary producer/director Roger Corman , as Gene financed several successful War films such as ¨The secret invasion¨, ¨Von Richthofen and Brown¨ ,¨You can win'em all¨ and the best of all them : ¨The Big Red One¨ . The motion picture was professionally directed by Arthur Hiller . Rating : Acceptable and passable warfare flick . The yarn will appeal to WW2 enthusiasts and Rock Hudson fans.

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