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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 » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Nominated for Oscar. Another 1 win See more »
User Reviews:
Well-crafted men on a mission movie 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)
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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:
Actor Leo Gordon was also the screenwriter and had spent most of his career playing murderous outlaws, homicidal killers and assorted brutish and psychotic villains. His role here of Sgt. Krug was one of the few times he actually played a good guy.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 Madigan (1968)See more »

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9 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
Well-crafted men on a mission movie, 27 October 2007
Author: TrevorAclea from London, England

Tobruk is a superior men-on-a-mission movie with lavish production values and a good set-up even if it has little resemblance to history (there was a Second World War and the Nazis were the bad guys, but that's probably about the only thing you won't need to take with a pinch of salt), with Canuck Rock Hudson sprung from a Vichy French prison ship in Algiers by George Peppard's German Jews fighting for the Allies. Seems he's the only one who can guide them on a raid on the German fuel dumps at Tobruk along with a raiding party disguised as Afrika Corps troops transporting British prisoners of war led by Nigel Green's casually anti-Semitic British colonel. Neither the British nor the Jews particularly trust each other because of that nasty business in Palestine, with Hudson pretty much taking the William Holden role from Bridge on the River Kwai here as a reluctant buffer between them while at a remove from their obsessions. Naturally, there's a traitor in their midst and enemy patrols, minefields and their own airplanes to be avoided, with a Nazi-sympathising Irish spy and his daughter thrown in to complicate matters further and add a bit of half-hearted female interest amid all the testosterone. Obligatory war movie regulars Norman Rossington, Percy Herbert and Jack Watson are present and correct in the ranks (Sam Kydd and Gordon Jackson were presumably busy that month on another war movie) and there's a memorable score by Bronislau Kaper. It's impressively directed by Arthur Hiller with a well-crafted script by Leo V. Gordon that keeps things moving and throws in the odd good spin on some of the clichés en route to a finale that should please all lovers of very big explosions, while Russell Harlan's Techniscope cinematography looks good in the widescreen German DVD.

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