MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Down 4,819 this week

The Blockhouse (1973)

R  |   |  Drama, War  |  January 1974 (USA)
6.1
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 6.1/10 from 239 users  
Reviews: 17 user | 3 critic

During D-day several people become trapped while hiding in a bunker, when heavy shelling collapses it. They have plenty of food and water so they decide to wait for rescuers. And so they wait year, after year, after year.

Director:

Writers:

(novel), (screenplay), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

On Disc

at Amazon

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 117 titles
created 22 Jan 2012
 
a list of 2682 titles
created 05 Apr 2012
 
DVD
a list of 40 titles
created 27 May 2012
 
a list of 1040 titles
created 22 Apr 2013
 
a list of 499 titles
created 30 Jul 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "The Blockhouse" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Blockhouse (1973)

The Blockhouse (1973) on IMDb 6.1/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Blockhouse.
1 nomination. See more awards »

Photos

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

Inspector Clouseau is put on the case when the Pink Panther diamond is stolen, with the Phantom's trademark glove the only clue.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Peter Sellers, Christopher Plummer, Catherine Schell
Comedy | Crime | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

To prove that he still is strong and powerful, Philippe Douvier decides to kill Clouseau. Once news of his "death" has been announced, Clouseau tries to take advantage of it and goes undercover with Cato to find out who tried to kill him.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Burt Kwouk
Comedy | Crime | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Charles Dreyfus threatens to destroy the world with a doomsday device if Inspector Clouseau is not killed. Naturally, this is far harder than it sounds.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Peter Sellers, Herbert Lom, Lesley-Anne Down
The Party (1968)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

A clerical mistake results in a bumbling film extra being invited to an exclusive Hollywood party instead of being fired.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Peter Sellers, Claudine Longet, Natalia Borisova
Being There (1979)
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 8/10 X  

A simple, sheltered gardener becomes an unlikely trusted adviser to a powerful businessman and an insider in Washington politics.

Director: Hal Ashby
Stars: Peter Sellers, Shirley MacLaine, Melvyn Douglas
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

The cast of the popular radio program "The Goon Show" perform some of their favourite routines.

Director: Maclean Rogers
Stars: Harry Secombe, Michael Bentine, Spike Milligan
Comedy | Sci-Fi
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

Mistaken identity and the acquisition of a rare Tibetan herb put two buffoonish con men on the wrong side of a secret organization geared toward world domination.

Director: Norman Panama
Stars: Bing Crosby, Bob Hope, Joan Collins
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

Bumbling and conceited French police inspector Clouseau tries to catch The Phantom, a daring jewel thief whose identity and features are unknown - and is acting right under his nose.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: David Niven, Peter Sellers, Robert Wagner
Comedy | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.6/10 X  

When a widow's husband gets murdered in cold blood, Inspector Clouseau is back on the job leaving Maria, the widow to be the suspect. However, Clouseau struggles the overwhelming evidence as the true suspect is still out there.

Director: Blake Edwards
Stars: Peter Sellers, Elke Sommer, George Sanders
Comedy | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

An impoverished backward nation declares a war on the United States of America, hoping to lose, but things don't go according to plan.

Director: Jack Arnold
Stars: Peter Sellers, Jean Seberg, William Hartnell
Short | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

There is no plot as such. This is a slapstick comedy. It shows a lots of gags.

Directors: Richard Lester, Peter Sellers
Stars: Richard Lester, Peter Sellers, Spike Milligan
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.1/10 X  

Movie company wants to shoot a science-fiction film using an Army barracks as location, and its soldiers as actors. Of course, the Commander doesn't like it a bit, and persuades the crew to use a nearby haunted house instead.

Director: David Paltenghi
Stars: Brian Reece, Margot Grahame, Raymond Huntley
Edit

Cast

Complete credited cast:
...
Rouquet
...
Visconti
...
Grabinski
Per Oscarsson ...
Lund
...
Aufret
...
Kromer
Leon Lissek ...
Kozhek
Alfred Lynch ...
Larshen
Edit

Storyline

During D-day several people become trapped while hiding in a bunker, when heavy shelling collapses it. They have plenty of food and water so they decide to wait for rescuers. And so they wait year, after year, after year.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

The story of seven years solitary confinement. See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

R | See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

January 1974 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Der Bunker  »

Filming Locations:


Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Color:

(Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

This film is loosely based on actual events, though they happened to German soldiers, instead of Allied soldiers. See more »

Connections

Referenced in The Life and Death of Peter Sellers (2004) See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

a rarely seen and underrated peter sellers gem.
28 October 2002 | by (manchester, england) – See all my reviews

this is a wonderful and compelling movie starring one of cinemas greatest comic artists in a staight role as a frenchman who hides in a bunker with a group of fellow patriots in a bunker in occupied france during world war 2. quite why this film has never been widely shown compared to lesser peter sellers' efforts a'la 'the bobo' and 'the fiendish plot of fu manchu' is indeed a mystery. highly recommended.


7 of 13 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
There needs to be a DVD of this forgotten Gem jebel-3
deleted scenes? jkw235
True Unknown Gem dooleyj_98
Discuss The Blockhouse (1973) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?