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The Last Valley (1971)

GP  |   |  Adventure, Drama, War  |  28 January 1971 (USA)
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People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley.



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People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years' War try to exist in peace with a group of soldiers occupying the valley. Written by <>

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Michael Caine - Omar Sharif caught in the violence and savagery of a world burning with hate! See more »


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Release Date:

28 January 1971 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

James Clavell's The Last Valley  »

Box Office


$11,000,000 (estimated)

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(70 mm prints)| (35 mm prints)


(Eastmancolor and Technicolor)| (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.20 : 1
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Actor Martin Miller collapsed and passed away on the set of the picture prior to the filming of the movie's first shot. As such, Miller is not billed for acting in the film's credits as he did not get to appear in the film. See more »


During the attack in the forest above the valley, a man with an arm injury is being comforted by a fellow soldier. The wounded man is lying against a rock but when an enemy shoots at him in the next frame he is standing as is his friend who was also leaning against the rock in the previous frame. See more »


The Captain: Make peace with whatever God you worship.
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Referenced in Midnight Hard (1971) See more »

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One of John Barry's Finest Scores
28 December 2006 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this movie when it was first released in the UK, and that was a long time ago. As others have said, it was not well received by the critics and the public largely stayed away. I went to see it because it had Michael Caine in it and the music was by John Barry. Reasons enough I thought, and I wasn't wrong: it is a mesmerising movie with a well written story beautifully realised for the screen.

John Barry more than rose to the occasion; I think he must also have been greatly inspired by the images and story he was working to.

Now it is available on DVD for everyone to see, at last, and I can't recommend it highly enough. If you want more then have a look here where you can also get hold of a recreation of the complete original music score composed by John Barry, lovingly and accurately recreated by Nic Raine with The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra and Crouch End Festival Chorus.

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