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Early in 1939 Sir Robert Hunter takes aim at Adolf Hitler with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has followed him. Knowing that his government would turn him over to German authorities, Sir Robert goes underground in his battle with his pursuers. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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This film is based on the Geoffrey Household book Rogue Male, published in 1939. The main protagonist and the main antagonist remained unnamed in the novel. However, in 1982, a sequel was published, written by Household. In that novel, the main characters receive the names Raymond Ingelram and Von Lauen. The lawyer is named Saul Harding. See more »

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The Earl: Bobbity, you see, shooting heads of state is never in season. Even if they are jumped-up corporals they are protected, like ospreys. So you know what you are, Bobbity - you're an outlaw!
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Excellent Rendering of the Novel
22 January 2007 | by (Albuquerque, NM USA) – See all my reviews

I wasn't expecting much, and the horrendous VHS-to-DVD transfer didn't help matters, but the close following of screenplay to novel, and the perfect casting of O'Toole as the vulnerable English aristocrat, makes this TV?!? adaptation a must see.

Much of the quality and suspense of the novel comes through, and the wordiness if you will of the script gave O'Toole the freedom to express his character and the political-vs-personal tensions Household filled _Rogue Male_ with.

This must have been an English production, I can't imagine an American one including the racial characterizations, 30's political details, or the quick repartee.


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