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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:
A wee bit silly 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)

Did You Know?

Trivia:
Portions of the film were edited into the 1971 Richard Burton film Raid on Rommel (1971).See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The British spy was talking about a "holy war" or "jihad," and not 'jeddah,' as used in the film. "Jeddah" pronounced by its people, means "prosperity and happiness."See more »
Quotes:
Major Craig:My mother didn't raise any heroes.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Madigan (1968)See more »

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5 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
A wee bit silly, 6 July 1999
Author: Varlaam from Toronto, Canada

... and always has been. But still, this World War II action-adventure does have plenty of excitement, a cross and doublecross plot, and a great mixture of different nationalities, one of the best things about it I thought when I first saw it on television 20 or 25 years ago.

The actual battle of Tobruk plays no part in this story. It's about a complicated commando mission by the famous Long Range Desert Group. The LRDG, while being distinct from the even better known SAS, sometimes joined in combined operations with them at times during the desert campaign against the Afrika Korps. The LRDG mainly engaged in hit-and-run raids against German supply, dangerous enough even without the Hollywood plot elements which make this movie so entertaining.

The film's comic relief is provided by Norman Rossington who did the same job for the Beatles in "A Hard Day's Night".

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Raid on Rommel is made with Tobruk sequences! michaudjp
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