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Release Date:
28 January 1971 (USA) See more »
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From An Age of Conflict...A Film For The Ages See more »
Plot:
People in a small German village in the last valley to remain untouched by the devastating Thirty Years'... See more » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

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Michael Caine ... The Captain

Omar Sharif ... Vogel

Florinda Bolkan ... Erica

Nigel Davenport ... Gruber
Per Oscarsson ... Father Sebastian

Arthur O'Connell ... Hoffman
Madeleine Hinde ... Inge (as Madeline Hinde)

Yorgo Voyagis ... Pirelli
Miguel Alejandro ... Julio

Christian Roberts ... Andreas

Brian Blessed ... Korski

Ian Hogg ... Graf

Michael Gothard ... Hansen
George Innes ... Vornez
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ralph Arliss ... Claus
Claudia Butenuth ... Helga
Paul Challen ... Zollner
Chris Chittell ... Svenson
Kurt Christian ... Tsarus
Dave Crowley ... Pastori
Holly du Marreck ... Little Girl
Mark Edwards ... Sernen
John Hallam ... Geddes
Frazer Hines ... Corg

Leon Lissek ... Czeraki
Andrew McCulloch ... Shutz
Michaela ... Peasant Girl
Seyton Pooley ... Nansen
Irene Prador ... Frau Hoffman

Jack Shepherd ... Eskesen
Vladek Sheybal ... Mathias
Larry Taylor ... Garnak
Edward Underdown ... Gnarled Peasant
Tony Vogel ... Tub
Patrick Westwood ... Rethman
Lisa De Jager ... Rape Victim (uncredited)

Mike Douglas ... Stoffel (uncredited)
Harry Fielder ... Pillager (uncredited)
Richard Graydon ... Yuri (uncredited)
Joe Powell ... Kaas (uncredited)
Terry Richards ... Norseman (uncredited)

Directed by
James Clavell 
 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
James Clavell 
J.B. Pick  novel

Produced by
Martin Baum .... executive producer
James Clavell .... producer
Robert Porter .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
John Barry 
 
Cinematography by
Norman Warwick 
John Wilcox 
 
Film Editing by
John Bloom 
 
Casting by
Maude Spector 
 
Art Direction by
Peter Mullins 
 
Costume Design by
Yvonne Blake 
 
Makeup Department
Alberto De Rossi .... makeup artist
Wally Schneiderman .... makeup artist
Eileen Warwick .... hair stylist
 
Production Management
Marguerite Green .... production manager
Kent McPherron .... unit manager: Austria
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
William P. Cartlidge .... assistant director
Brian W. Cook .... second assistant director (as Brian Cook)
Wolfgang Glattes .... assistant director: Austria
Stefan Zürcher .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ted Clements .... assistant art director
John Paterson .... construction manager
Roy Forge Smith .... assistant art director
 
Sound Department
Chris Greenham .... dubbing editor
Bob Jones .... dubbing mixer
Bob Peck .... sound mixer
Rowland Fowles .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Pat Moore .... special effects
Ian Wingrove .... special effects technician (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Wally Veevers .... visual effects
 
Stunts
John Sullivan .... stunt arranger
Ken Buckle .... stunts (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Eric Besche .... camera operator: second unit
Len Crowe .... gaffer
John Jay .... still photographer
Sergio Strizzi .... special still photographer
Herman Warwick .... camera operator: second unit
Paul Wilson .... camera operator
David Pearce .... second unit (uncredited)
 
Animation Department
Errol Le Cain .... animator: opening sequence (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
James Smith .... wardrobe (as Jim Smith)
 
Editorial Department
Lesley Walker .... assistant editor
 
Location Management
Terence Churcher .... location manager
Wolfram Kohtz .... location manager
Robin Douet .... location manager (uncredited)
 
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
 
Other crew
Pamela Carlton .... continuity
Midge Warnes .... production secretary
Maurice Zuberano .... special assistant
Harold Mendelsohn .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"James Clavell's The Last Valley" - USA (DVD box title)
"Last Valley" - International (English title) (informal short title)
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Runtime:
Canada:125 min | USA:128 min
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Color:
Color (Eastmancolor and Technicolor) | Color (Eastmancolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
70 mm 6-Track (70 mm prints) | Mono (35 mm prints)
Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Finland:K-15 (new rating: 2001) | Iceland:16 | Norway:18 (1971) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | UK:AA (original rating) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:PG | USA:GP (original rating) | West Germany:18 | West Germany:16

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Trivia:
The film was made and released about twelve years after its source novel of the same name by J.B. Pick had been first published in 1959.See more »
Goofs:
Continuity: 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 »
Quotes:
The Captain:There is no Hell. Don't you understand? Because there is no God. There never was. Don't you understand? There is no God! It's a legend!See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Midnight Hard (1971)See more »

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8 out of 9 people found the following review useful.
The Last Valley (1971), 11 December 2010
Author: Jon Taylor from United Kingdom

This for me has to be 1 of my favourite films for several reasons.Firstly it has quite a cast with Michael Caine, Brian Blessed, Omar Sharif etc etc,secondly it has 1 of John Barry's(James Bond, The Black Hole)finest scores!I have found out that he had an exceptional amount of time in which to compose the score after the final edit & produced a *MUST HAVE* score if your into your movie soundtracks(I have hundreds as I am a bit of a collector!).The movie was also shot in a remote isolated valley & all the buildings you see in the film were constructed by local craftsmen drafted in from the surrounding towns using traditional techniques as per the time period it portrays.This creates a totally convincing back drop to the filming & some of the shots of the valley are breath taking! My fondness of the film stems from early memories of it as a child.My Dad used his video(when video had only just come in!)for the 1st time to record this off TV late at night & in fact he still has that tape floating around somewhere!ha ha He was quite strict so I wasn't allowed to use the video for a start & definitely not allowed to watch this....but I used to sneak it on when me folks were out(shhhhush-don't tell him ha ha!). It is actually a very rarely aired movie & has not really been recognised for the depth & strength it portrays. I think it was way ahead of its time in terms of brutality.It was also marketed too high as a sort of Ben Hur, Spartacus epic.Those films had way more budget & far more scope in terms of the size of story line they were depicting - after all The Last Valley is just dealing with a small village community in a remote isolated valley where as Ben Hur is dealing with a whole Roman Empire theme!Never the less The Last Valley still has impact.The opening scene is still shocking 40years on!I think those scenes are the reason it does not get the air play as the violence & issues it deals with are so honest & truthful!This film pulls no punches!It will show you exactly how difficult 'Life' was in those times - its not got many soft edges.The rivalry between the various factions, their attempts to control & manipulate are bang on!The way the church in those days had the last word on everything!The way the land owners made sure that everyone was indebted to them to maintain control.The fact that if you sinned & were caught out - well the consequences were severe as in the ultimate price!Don't watch this film if you just want to see fantasy eye candy, but if you appreciate the truth & want a film that shows an honest appraisal of Life & times in the 16th Century Europe then it will not fail to deliver.It is full of irony, sub plots & intrigue.I am of course biased & as I have got older & my own wisdom has increased I see different things in it that I had not perceived before!It is a mature intellectual persons film.I must of seen it at least 30 times & it still delivers for me.

Take the time out to see it & see what you think. Cheers Jon ;0)

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