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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 »
User Reviews:
Entertaining low budget action flick See more (24 total) »

Cast

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Rock Hudson ... Maj. Donald Craig

George Peppard ... Capt. Bergman

Nigel Green ... Colonel Harker
Guy Stockwell ... Lt. Mohnfeld
Jack Watson ... Sgt. Major Tyne

Percy Herbert ... Dolan

Norman Rossington ... 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

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)
 
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:
Captain Berghman:"Think of death, and you are no longer sure of your life." It's a Hebrew proverb.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Age of Consent (1969)See more »

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8 out of 14 people found the following review useful.
Entertaining low budget action flick, 5 September 2005
Author: colin-barron from United Kingdom

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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