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Raid on Rommel
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Release Date:
12 February 1971 (USA) See more »
He took on Rommel... the Sahara... and a unit of untrained men to blow the Desert Fox to hell...
In 1942 Libya, a German-speaking British Intelligence officer uses former British POWs, some dressed in German uniforms, to fulfill a secret sabotage mission inside German-captured Tobruk. Full summary » | Add synopsis »


  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Richard Burton ... Foster

John Colicos ... MacKenzie
Clinton Greyn ... Major Tarkington

Wolfgang Preiss ... Rommel

Danielle De Metz ... Vivi (as Danielle de Metz)

Karl-Otto Alberty ... Schroeder (as Karl Otto Alberty)

Christopher Cary ... Conscientious Objector

John Orchard ... Garth

Brook Williams ... Reilly

Greg Mullavey ... Brown

Ben Wright ... Admiral
Michael Sevareid ... Wembley
Chris Anders ... Tank Sergeant
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Ron Berkeley ... (uncredited)
Peter Hellman ... Communications Officer (uncredited)
Erik Holland ... Sentry at Checkpoint (uncredited)
Michael Kriss ... Johnson (uncredited)
Mike Kulcsar ... Bit (uncredited)
Terry Nichols ... Seaman (uncredited)

James O'Hara ... Lt. Executive Officer (uncredited)
Leslie Sinclair ... Seaman (uncredited)
Ronald Southart ... British Colonel (uncredited)

Patrick Whyte ... Flag Captain (uncredited)

Robert Wolders ... German Pilot (uncredited)

Directed by
Henry Hathaway 
Writing credits
Richard M. Bluel (written by) (as Richard Bluel)

Produced by
Harry Tatelman .... producer
Original Music by
Hal Mooney 
Cinematography by
Earl Rath (director of photography)
Film Editing by
Gene Palmer 
Art Direction by
Henry Bumstead 
Alexander Golitzen 
Set Decoration by
Robert C. Bradfield (set decorations)
Makeup Department
Larry Germain .... hair stylist
Ron Berkeley .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Production Management
Frank Beetson .... unit production manager
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
James Fargo .... assistant director (as Jim Fargo)
Art Department
Tony Wade .... prop master (uncredited)
Sound Department
Ronald Pierce .... sound
Waldon O. Watson .... sound
Special Effects by
Frank Brendel .... special effects (uncredited)
Visual Effects by
Albert Whitlock .... special photographic effects
Bob Herron .... stunts (uncredited)
Jack Wilson .... stunts (uncredited)
Camera and Electrical Department
Calvin Maehl .... best boy electric (uncredited)
Ross A. Maehl .... gaffer (uncredited)
Frank Stanley .... assistant camera (uncredited)
Music Department
Jack Hayes .... music arranger
Leo Shuken .... music arranger
Jack Hayes .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Leo Shuken .... composer: additional music (uncredited)
Transportation Department
Junior Newman .... mechanic (uncredited)
Jack Scott .... driver (uncredited)
Other crew
Walter Burrell .... publicist (uncredited)
Betty A. Griffin .... script supervisor (uncredited)
Hank Guzman .... auditor (uncredited)
Crew verified as complete

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99 min
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Australia:PG | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:14 (original rating) | Norway:16 (1971) | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (passed with cuts) | UK:15 (tv rating) | UK:PG (SubTV) (1992) | UK:15 (video rating) (1988) (1992) (2003) | USA:GP (certificate #22814) | West Germany:12 (f) (cut)

Did You Know?

Richard Burton had his hair dyed so they could use long shots of George Peppard from Tobruk (1967).See more »
Miscellaneous: The amphibious Grumman Goose isn't such an odd choice of aircraft considering it came from the port city of Tobruk.See more »
Maj. Hugh Tarkington:What about the girl?
Capt. Alex Foster:She stays with us. She has to stay with us. She's an integral part of the convoy, on the official bill of lading. She's yours, doctor, all yours.
Maj. Hugh Tarkington:Mine?
Capt. Alex Foster:I don't care whether you pay her off in lollipops or cut out her tongue with a dull knife. She's your responsibility.
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Movie Connections:
Edited from Away All Boats (1956)See more »


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