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Release Date:
23 October 1969 (Sweden) See more »
Thus ended the last great German stand in the West. See more »
As the Allied armies close in, the Germans decide to blow up the last Rhine bridge, trapping their own men on the wrong side. But will it happen? Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

George Segal ... Lieutenant Phil Hartman

Robert Vaughn ... Maj. Paul Kreuger

Ben Gazzara ... Sgt. Angelo

Bradford Dillman ... Major Barnes

E.G. Marshall ... Brig. Gen. Shinner (as E. G. Marshall)

Peter van Eyck ... Gen. Von Brock (as Peter Van Eyck)

Hans Christian Blech ... Capt. Carl Schmidt
Heinz Reincke ... Holzgang

Joachim Hansen ... Capt. Otto Baumann

Sonja Ziemann ... Greta Holzgang

Anna Gaël ... French Girl (as Anna Gael)

Vít Olmer ... Lt. Zimring (as Vit Olmer)

Bo Hopkins ... Corp. Grebs

Robert Logan ... Pvt. Bissell

Matt Clark ... Corp. Jellicoe

Steve Sandor ... Pvt. Slavek

Frank Webb ... Pvt. Glover

Tom Heaton ... Lt. Pattison
Paul Prokop ... Capt. John Colt
Richard Münch ... Gen. Von Sturmer (as Richard Munch)

Günter Meisner ... SS Gen. Gerlach (as Gunter Meisner)
Rudolf Kalina ... SS Corporal

Rudolf Jelínek ... Pvt. Manfred (as Rudolf Jelinek)
Fritz Ford ... Col. Dent
Pavel Solty ... Rudi
Rolf Jahncke ... Kreuger's Driver
Zdenek Braunschläger ... German Lieutenant (as Zdenek Braunschlager)

Jan Schánilec ... Lt. Eckert (as Jan Schanilec)

Václav Neuzil ... Sgt. Becker (as Vaclav Neuzil)
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Vladimír T. Gottwald ... Volkssturm Soldier (uncredited)
Heikedine Körting ... Kleindarstellerin (uncredited)
Karel Mares ... German Mounted Infantry Lieutenant (uncredited)

Directed by
John Guillermin 
Writing credits
Richard Yates (screenplay) &
William Roberts (screenplay)

Roger O. Hirson (story) (as Roger Hirson)

Produced by
Julian Ludwig .... associate producer (as Julian J. Ludwig)
Theodore Strauss .... associate producer
David L. Wolper .... producer
Original Music by
Elmer Bernstein 
Cinematography by
Stanley Cortez (director of photography)
Film Editing by
William T. Cartwright  (as William Cartwright)
Harry V. Knapp  (as Harry Knapp)
Marshall Neilan Jr.  (as Marshall Neilan)
Casting by
Lynn Stalmaster 
Production Design by
Alfred Sweeney  (as Alfred Sweeney Jr.)
Art Direction by
Bohuslav Kulic 
Makeup Department
Miloslav Jandera .... makeup artist
Production Management
Milton Feldman .... executive production manager
Horst Meyer .... production manager
Ottavio Oppo .... production manager
Jirí Pokorný .... production manager (as Jiri Pokorny)
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Ridgeway Callow .... assistant director (as Reggie Callow)
William Kronick .... second unit director
Art Department
Donald B. Nunley .... property master (as Donald Nunley)
Hendrik Wynands .... construction coordinator
Sound Department
Hans Ebel .... sound mixer
Al Overton .... sound mixer
Don Wortham .... boom operator (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Logan Frazee .... special effects (as Logan R. Frazee)
Hal Needham .... stunt supervisor
Fritz Ford .... stunts (uncredited)
Gary McLarty .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Cecil Cooney .... camera operator (uncredited)
Gordon Meagher .... camera operator (uncredited)
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Frank Balchus .... wardrobe
Editorial Department
George Fredrick .... post-production coordinator
Location Management
Yannoulla Wakefield .... location auditor
Music Department
Elmer Bernstein .... conductor
George Fields .... musician: harmonica (uncredited)
Albert Glasser .... music copyist (uncredited)
Jack Hayes .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Michael J. McDonald .... score remixer (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Jean Baker .... executive secretary
May Capsaski .... production secretary (as May Capsaskis)
Ken Hechler .... special technical advisor (as Rep. Ken Hechler {W. Va.})
Marion Mertes .... continuity
Robert Pederson .... comptroller (as Robert Pedersen)
Cecil Roberts .... technical advisor (as Col. Cecil Roberts USA Ret.)
Theodore Strauss .... supervising story consultant
Irmgard von Ruexleben .... production secretary (as Irmgard Von Ruexleben)
David L. Wolper .... presenter
Crew verified as complete

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Rated R for some war violence and brief nudity. (2017)
115 min
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:PG | Australia:A (original rating) | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:14 (1970) | New Zealand:PG | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:AA (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:PG (tv rating) | UK:PG (video rating: feature and trailer: 114m) (2003) | UK:PG (video rating: 112m) (1986) | USA:M (certificate #22060) | USA:PG (rating symbol changed) | USA:R (certificate #22060) (2017) | West Germany:12 (f)
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Did You Know?

The charter Lieutenant Phil Hartman played by George Segal is the fictional version of the real man who commanded the squad that took the actual bridge on that day. That man was 1st Lieutenant Karl Timmermann; he was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for extraordinary heroism. Timmermann served in Korea in combat but after complaining of abdominal pain, he was sent to the The Fitzsimons Army Medical Center in Denver, Colorado. Timmermann was diagnosed with testicular cancer and died 21 October 1951. He was such a good soldier he polished all the brass on the uniform he wanted to be buried in; and made sure all his ribbons were properly displayed on his uniform just before he died.See more »
Factual errors: Throughout the movie, German soldiers are seen wearing leather marching boots, during that stage in the war it would be more correct to see them wearing the "Schurschuhe" ankle boots with gaiters.See more »
[Kreuger is offered a last cigarette before he is executed by firing squad. He and the Nazi Officer hear planes]
Major Paul Kreuger:Ours or theirs?
Nazi Officer:Enemy planes, sir.
Major Paul Kreuger:But who is the enemy?
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41 out of 52 people found the following review useful.
The best war movie I've never heard about, 3 August 2000
Author: pertti.jarla from helsinki, finland

This is a no-nonsense, gritty, thoroughly well made war film. As a recreation of war it is quite convincing, I couldn't spot anything wrong with the military equipment. The battle scenes are exciting and give a good, clear picture of the fighting instead of just chaotic shots of shooting and explosions. However, the people are never lost among the warfare. These are complex, solid characters, and the actors are good throughout. There is nothing superhuman, just individuals, very low on humanity or manners. Tired and ill-motivated Americans, desperate and scared Germans. Nothing glorious or patriotic: there is even a scene with American planes bombing refugees and Germans trying to protect them! This is not an adventure, more a depiction of an interesting situation and the people in it. However, the story flows on and there isn't a dull moment. Why this film hasn't acquired more recognition is beyond me. As a war film I think it is better than most of it's contemporaries, like "The Battle of the Bulge" or "Anzio".

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