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Release Date:
March 1970 (USA) See more »
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  (in credits order)

Stanley Baker ... Maj. Harry Grigsby

Alex Cord ... Kip Thompson

Honor Blackman ... Katherine Whiteley

Richard Attenborough ... Gen. Charles Whiteley

Rafer Johnson ... Joe Jackson

Andrew Keir ... Gordon Mackenzie
Ray Brooks ... Lt. David Coulson

Julian Glover ... Andy Royal

John Thaw ... Terry Mitchell
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
A.J. Brown ... Governor (uncredited)
Paul Dawkins ... Commissioner Doyle (uncredited)
Sam Kydd ... (uncredited)
Philip Latham ... Adams (uncredited)
Gerald Sim ... Dr. Griffiths (uncredited)
Pamela Stanley ... Governor's Lady (uncredited)
Kenji Takaki ... Te Ching (uncredited)
Neil Wilson ... Wilson (uncredited)

Directed by
Gordon Flemyng 
Writing credits
Kenneth Ware (screenplay)

James Mitchell (adaptation) and
John Sherlock (adaptation)

John Sherlock (novel "The Ordeal of Major Grigsby")

Produced by
René Dupont .... associate producer
Josef Shaftel .... producer
Original Music by
John Dankworth 
Cinematography by
Alan Hume 
Film Editing by
Ann Chegwidden 
Ernest Hosler (uncredited)
Art Direction by
Anthony Pratt  (as Tony Pratt)
Set Decoration by
Terence Morgan 
Costume Design by
Beatrice Dawson 
Makeup Department
Wally Schneiderman .... makeup artist
Production Management
Ron Carr .... production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Anthony Waye .... assistant director
Gary White .... third assistant director (uncredited)
Art Department
Tim Hutchinson .... set designer
Cliff Robinson .... chief draughtsperson (uncredited)
Sound Department
Buster Ambler .... sound mixer
Mike Hopkins .... sound editor (uncredited)
Len Shilton .... sound re-recordist (uncredited)
Special Effects by
Pat Moore .... special effects (uncredited)
Joe Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
David Harcourt .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Roy Ponting .... wardrobe supervisor
Music Department
John Dankworth .... conductor
David Lindup .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
Jim Brennan .... location manager
Dimitri De Grunwald .... presenter
Marilyn Clarke .... production coordinator (uncredited)
Rita Davison .... continuity (uncredited)
Arthur Tarry .... production accountant (uncredited)

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94 min
Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | Netherlands:18 (1970) | Norway:18 | UK:A | USA:M
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Richard Attenborough (General Charles Whiteley) would later direct John Thaw (Terry Mitchell) in both Cry Freedom (1987) and Chaplin (1992).See more »


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15 out of 29 people found the following review useful.
Horrible, 19 August 2005
Author: ridleyr1 from United States

I saw this movie when it first came out, and it made a BIG impression on me -- because it was so BAD. I remember the ride home listening to my parents in the front seat absolutely trash this thing. There were holes in the plot big enough for a herd of elephants to trample through. My father (normally one of the sweetest men you'll ever meet) worked himself up to the point where he was criticizing the costumes.

As I remember (and it has been 35 years), a platoon is shown heading off into the jungle on a secret mission, and they are all in camouflage, "Except for that idiot," my father exclaims through bursts of laughter, "you know, the guy wearing RED on a secret mission!" And even though I was kind of young, I do remember how wooden the acting was, especially Alex Cord, who had to be one of the worst actors ever.

Bottom line: Good for a few laughs, but there is a reason this one is obscure.

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