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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
Location Management
Jim Brennan .... location manager
Music Department
John Dankworth .... conductor
David Lindup .... orchestrator (uncredited)
Other crew
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:
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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) and Gerald Sim (Dr. Griffiths) were brothers-in-law in real life. Attenborough was married to Sim's elder sister Sheila Sim from 1945 until his death in 2014.See more »


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The 47 Year Old Richard Attenborough, 18 November 2003
Author: Single-Black-Male from London, England

Having appeared in films such as 'The Great Escape', 'Guns at Batasi', 'Flight of the Phoenix' and 'Dr. Dolittle', as well as making his directorial debut in 'Oh! What a Lovely War', Dickie Attenborough continued to act in films like this one in between directing his own. This was made just before he directed 'Young Winston'.

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