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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 »
Burton is loading and firing a mortar and in one instance he loads the mortar and it doesn't fire and he loads it again. See more »
World War II. The British troops are in progress toward the North Africa to confront the army of the Third Reich. The key point to carry out an action of attack is Tubruk, a refuge for Rommel and the Nazi troops, which the protected with all kinds of artillery. The only option to destroy Tubruk is infiltrating an allied command, led by a false Nazi officer (Richard Burton), in the area occupied by the Germans.
The film is in the sub-genre of films of commands within the kind of war. This sub-genre began with "The Guns of Navarone", and "Raid on Rommel" is one of the examples of how exhausted the formula throughout the decade of the 1960 and early 1970. The greater interest to what has to see the interpretation of Richard Burton on the screen, but hardly have any virtue. The film has a development of the screenplay very simple that hardly makes any new idea.
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