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Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand-picked commandos, but a mix-up leaves him with a medical unit containing a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they succeed with their mission. On the way they pick up and drug the mistress of an Italian general, blow up the entire fuel supply for the Afrika Korps, and swap philatelic gossip with Field Marshal Erwin Rommel. Written by
This movie was originally planned to be a made-for-television. The Universal studio thought they could get some more mileage out of the Academy Award winning special effects sequences from their movie Tobruk (1967) made four years earlier. By releasing the film theatrically, the studio could generate some more income out of those Oscar winning f/x scenes. See more »
Captain Foster fires more than the maximum magazine load of 8 shots from his Walther P38 pistol when he kills Captain Schroeder. See more »
Entertaining Burton desert war adventure that uses footage from a better film
British forces must destroy gun emplacements in Tobruk. Richard Burton once again gives n outstanding performance as Alex Foster who must destroy the German guns. This movie is a mixture of the guns of Naverone and battle of the bulge as you have American tanks m41 walker bulldogs and m48 Patton as German Panzers ( all of which is footage lifted from Tobruk ) similar to the bulge film. You have Burton exactly copying the actions of Peppard to fit the stock footage of Tobruk into the action scenes of this film. However this is what lets the film down as it doesn't use any new footage as far as battle scenes are concerned it is like watching Tobruk again but just with different actors. Still worth a watch as it is exciting and well acted
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