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Raid on Rommel (1971)

GP  -  Drama | War  -  12 February 1971 (USA)
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Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by a Quaker conscientious objector. Despite all odds they ... See full summary »

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Foster
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MacKenzie
Clinton Greyn ...
Major Tarkington
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Danielle De Metz ...
Vivi (as Danielle de Metz)
Karl-Otto Alberty ...
Schroeder (as Karl Otto Alberty)
Christopher Cary ...
Conscientious Objector
John Orchard ...
Garth
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Reilly
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Brown
Ben Wright ...
Admiral
Michael Sevareid ...
Wembley
Chris Anders ...
Tank Sergeant
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Captain Foster plans on raiding German-occupied Tobruk with hand- picked commandos, but a mixup leaves him with a medical unit led by 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 Anonymous

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He took on Rommel... the Sahara... and a unit of untrained men to blow the Desert Fox to hell...

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12 February 1971 (USA)  »

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Le cinquième commando  »

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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 »

Goofs

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 »

Quotes

Maj. Hugh Tarkington: You know Rommel?
Capt. Heinz Schroeder: Yes. He loves the Sahara. We all do. By "we", I mean the professional military.
Maj. Hugh Tarkington: I'm not a military man, captain. War holds no romance for me. The side effects are repulsive.
Capt. Heinz Schroeder: Here there are no side effects. No women, no children, no towns to get in the way, just men, my doctor.
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A weak film of Henry Hathaway.
11 November 2010 | by (Spain) – See all my reviews

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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