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Release Date:
28 January 1971 (USA) See more »
From An Age of Conflict...A Film For The Ages See more »
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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  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

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
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
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
Music Department
John Barry .... conductor
Sidney Margo .... music contractor (uncredited)
Other crew
Pamela Carlton .... continuity
Terence Churcher .... location manager
Wolfram Kohtz .... location manager
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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Canada:125 min | USA:128 min
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)
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

Did You Know?

Actor Edward Underdown replaced Martin Miller as the gnarled peasant after the latter died at the start of principal photography.See more »
Continuity: The long shot of the die shows them close to each other, with the cup some distance away casting a small shadow; in the close shot, the die are separated and the shadow of the cup is longer and falls between the die.See more »
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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15 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Great movie!, 31 August 2003
Author: Richard Phillips-Jones from Southern England

My fiancee has mentioned this movie to me often. However, she only picked up a DVD of it a few days ago. I just watched it with her, and must say that it is one of the best films I have come across in some considerable time. The cast are all in top form, James Clavell's direction is top notch, and it is one of those films that leaves you with a lot to think about long after the end. Special mention should also be made of the excellent cinematography, and John Barry's fine score which must rank as one of his best.

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