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Director:
Writers:
Stanley Price (screenplay) &
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Release Date:
20 May 1976 (Netherlands) See more »
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A spectacular adventure you will always remember and a beautiful love story you will never forget.
Plot:
During World War One a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battle-cruiser which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Lee Marvin ... Colonel Flynn O'Flynn

Roger Moore ... Sebastian Oldsmith

Barbara Parkins ... Rosa O'Flynn / Oldsmith

Ian Holm ... Mohammed, O'Flynn's Mute Servant
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Herman Fleischer, German Commissioner / Military Commander of Southern Province (as Rene Kolldehoff)
Gernot Endemann ... Braun
Karl Michael Vogler ... Von Kleine

Horst Janson ... Kyller
Gerard Paquis ... Capt. da Silva - Portuguese Pilot
Maurice Denham ... Mr. Smythe
Jean Kent ... Mrs. Smythe

Heather Wright ... Cynthia Smythe
George Coulouris ... El Keb
Renu Setna ... Mr. Raji

Murray Melvin ... Lt. Phipps
Bernard Horsfall ... Captain Joyce
Robert Lang ... Captain Henry

Peter Copley ... Admiral Howe
Geoff Davidson ... Mackintosh
Simon Sabela ... 1st Village Chief
Shalimar Undi ... Nanny
Joe Mafela ... Sergeant Dumu
Paul Mafela ... Native Runner
Solomon Dungane ... Luti
Ray Msengana ... Ahmed
Nikos Kourtis ... Arab
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Nicole Boshoff ... Baby Maria Oldsmith (uncredited)

Directed by
Peter R. Hunt  (as Peter Hunt)
 
Writing credits
Stanley Price (screenplay) &
Alastair Reid (screenplay) and
Wilbur Smith (screenplay)

Wilbur Smith (book "Shout at the Devil")

Produced by
Michael Klinger .... producer
Tony Klinger .... assistant producer
Robert Sterne .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Maurice Jarre 
 
Cinematography by
Michael Reed (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Michael J. Duthie  (as Michael Duthie)
 
Production Design by
Syd Cain 
 
Makeup Department
Paul Engelen .... makeup artist
Mike Jones .... hairdresser
Graham Freeborn .... makeup artist (uncredited)
Nick Maley .... makeup artist: Malta (uncredited)
 
Production Management
Brian Burgess .... production manager: Africa
Stuart Freeman .... production manager: Malta
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Ernst .... assistant director
John Glen .... second unit director
Chris Kenny .... second assistant director (uncredited)
 
Art Department
Ernest Archer .... art director: Africa (as Ernie Archer)
Leon Davis .... construction: Malta
Vernon Dixon .... set dresser: Africa
Dick Frift .... construction: Africa
Robert W. Laing .... art director: Malta (as Bob Laing)
Hugh Scaife .... set dresser: Malta
Terry Wells .... props
Maurice Cain .... assistant art director (uncredited)
Mike Fowlie .... property master (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster artist (uncredited)
Tom Jung .... poster designer (uncredited)
Bryn Siddall .... property buyer (uncredited)
 
Sound Department
John W. Mitchell .... sound (as John Mitchell)
Bill Rowe .... dubbing recordist
Nicholas Stevenson .... dubbing editor (as Nick Stevenson)
Mike Le Mare .... sound effects editor (uncredited)
 
Visual Effects by
Derek Meddings .... models and special effects
Theo Nischwitz .... process work
 
Stunts
Leslie Crawford .... stunt arranger (as Les Crawford)
Leslie Crawford .... stunts (uncredited)
Larry Taylor .... stunt double: Lee Marvin (uncredited)
Larry Taylor .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
James Devis .... camera operator: second unit (as Jim Devis)
Ken Eddy .... aerial photographer
Frank Heeney .... gaffer
Alan Hume .... cameraman: second unit
Jim Kane .... grip
Alec Mills .... camera operator
George Whitear .... stills
Ron Drinkwater .... focus puller (uncredited)
Ed King .... grip (uncredited)
 
Casting Department
Irene Lamb .... casting
Gianna Pisanello .... casting: Africa
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Philippe Pickford .... wardrobe
Yvonne Zarb Cousin .... wardrobe assistant (uncredited)
 
Music Department
Maurice Jarre .... conductor
 
Other crew
Linda Allen .... liaison
Paul Avellino .... special facilities: Malta
Denis Bieber .... presentation
Denis Bieber .... producers associate
Maurice Binder .... title designer: main title
Leslie Crawford .... fight arranger (as Les Crawford)
Joan Davis .... continuity
Vicki Deason .... production secretary
Geoff Freeman .... publicist
Neville Meyer .... presentation
Neville Meyer .... producers associate
Howard Rennie .... location manager: second unit
Denton Scott .... production accountant
Dusty Symonds .... location manager: Africa
Nick Turvey .... flying sequences
Doris Spriggs .... assistant: Roger Moore (uncredited)
 
Crew believed to be complete


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Runtime:
150 min | UK:115 min (video version) | UK:164 min (1976) (cut) | France:137 min (25 fps) (video release) (2006)
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Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Certification:
Australia:M | Finland:K-16 | Iceland:16 | Netherlands:12 | Norway:15 | Norway:16 (Original rating) | Portugal:M/12 | Singapore:PG | Sweden:15 | UK:A (original rating) (cut) | UK:15 (video rating) | USA:PG
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Trivia:
Several of the creative team on the picture had worked on the earlier Wilbur Smith adaptation of "Gold Mine" (1970) filmed as Gold (1974) which had been made and released about a couple of years earlier.See more »
Goofs:
Errors made by characters (possibly deliberate errors by the filmmakers): The archetypal English gentleman Sebastian, played by Roger Moore, would know better than to hang the British flag upside down, but he does so when he and Flynn set up camp in Africa.See more »
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Soundtrack:
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Where can I purchase the original 147 minute, widescreen 2:35 : 1 anamorphic, panavision shot version of 'Shout At The Devil' ???
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7 out of 10 people found the following review useful.
Ever wonder how Lee Marvin would have done as the lead in "The African Queen"?, 19 May 2008
Author: vfrickey from Earth

Then watch "Shout at the Devil." There are other reasons, all good ones.

Shot in 1976, thus with better quality film and presentation, "Shout at the Devil" isn't a remake of "African Queen".

It has more of everything you want in a frontier war adventure; - more romance (between a British adventurer played by Roger Moore and the daughter of Lee Marvin's seamy ivory poacher, given complex, sympathetic life by Barbara Parkins) and - more explosions and pitched battles; more heart-wrenching tragedy and suspense;

Only the finely balanced banter between Katharine Hepburn and Humphrey Bogart which made their earlier film still stand out as the definite classic compared with this later effort is missing.

But it's still a very, very good film and rewards its viewer well.

In this film, the work Humphrey Bogart did as both comic and romantic lead is split between Lee Marvin as the nearly completely unprincipled Col. Flynn O'Flynn (a self-commissioned Irish-American ivory poacher) and Roger Moore, as unfortunate British gentleman Sebastian Oldsmith.

Oldsmith is Shanghaied by O'Flynn and his equally unscrupulous batman Mohammed into being everything from being a poorly paid "partner" to an aerial observer in a rickety 1914-model aircraft to reconnoiter over enemy territory, to finally become the central character in the movie's spine-tingling denouement.

This film has everything for fans of high adventure - suspense, tragedy, moments of wild comedy, and characterizations that go beyond the standard formula fare.

"Shout at the Devil" is better than average for a Lee Marvin feature; maybe not up to "Tell it to the Spartans" or "Cat Ballou," but definitely a worthy addition to an adventure movie fan's collection.

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