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Tobruk (1967) Poster

(1967)

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Portions of the film were edited into the 1971 Richard Burton film Raid on Rommel (1971).
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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.
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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.
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American M3 halftracks, with skillfully altered bodies, impersonate German SdKfz 7's, which were much larger machines.
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The part of Colonel Harker was offered to Dirk Bogarde, who passed.
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Rock Hudson's last film for Universal before he was released from his contract in the summer of 1966.
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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.
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This had a budget of $6m.
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Joseph Sargent: plays a solider.
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