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Director:
Writer:
Leo Gordon (written by)
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Release Date:
7 February 1967 (USA) See more »
Genre:
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 » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
NewsDesk:
(3 articles)
User Reviews:
Intelligent And Complex War Film See more (24 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)
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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Trivia:
Portions of the film were edited into the 1971 Richard Burton film Raid on Rommel (1971).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:We got two chances: a poor one and a slim one.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Age of Consent (1969)See more »

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7 out of 8 people found the following review useful.
Intelligent And Complex War Film, 15 February 2008
Author: Theo Robertson from Isle Of Bute, Scotland

Often when I see a fondly remembered war film from my childhood I am bitterly disappointed by it as an adult . Not so with TOBRUCK which I recently saw again a few months ago . The explosive action scenes hold up very well today as long as you don't compare them to SAVING PRIVATE RYAN or BLACK HAWK DOWN but this is a film from 40 years ago . Imagine how effective they must have been on its original release . And aren't they fairly graphic ? So much so that I noticed some of the violence had been edited for its afternoon showing on Scottish Television

One thing I hadn't noticed as a child is how complex the narrative is or smart the dialogue is . There's a couple of subplots one of which is a traitor in the group and of a couple of Nazi sympathisers with documents who want to contact the Grand Mufti of Jerusalem in order to bring the Muslim world on to the side of Nazi Germany . Interstingly enough the Nazis were pro Muslim and had at least two Waffen SS divisions composed of Bosnian s and Albanians . In narrative terms the screenplay is not in any way crowded with these two subplots As for the dialogue it switches from comic relief as in:

" what you doing with your fingers in your ears ? "

" I can't stand the sight of blood "

"Close your eyes then "

" But I want to see what's going on "

through to the serious and philosophical:

" I've heard it said there's a bit of a Jew in all of us "

" Ja and there's a bit of the Nazi as well "

You could be very pedantic and state that the German tanks are in fact American tanks dating from the 1950s but every war film from this period suffers from this flaw and very few are as intelligent or complex as TOBRUCK

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