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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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Tagline:
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)
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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:
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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:
Publicity for this picture declared that the film was "the greatest African adventure ever filmed" and "an epic so vast it took two years to create and a whole continent to contain".See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: The crocodile that approaches Flynn after he has been shot has four fingers and a thumb on each hand, revealing it to be a human in a suit.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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26 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
A real ripping yarn, 30 November 2003
Author: johnson50 from March (or Die), ENGLAND

As a World War One naval buff, I enjoy this film on one level. As a film enthusiast, I enjoy it on another, all the more so for it being based on fact.

The actual story of the Koenigsberg is actually far less glamorous than the fate of the Blucher in this film but no less enthralling. After the ship was destroyed, her crew joined the German land forces under Count Paul von Lettow-Vorbeck and, together with their few thousand fiercely loyal African troops, fought 1 million British soldiers to a standstill for 4 years until, after the Armistice, they surrendered to the Portuguese, undefeated and proud. A tale well worth reading, far better than the fiction.

Back to the film. The central character is one Flynn O'Flynn, a thoroughly disreputable character, played by Lee Marvin. Always good value for money, he merely reprises Ben Rumson in Africa - no effort required! Roger Moore, aged 49, plays the 'young' interest! Mind you, he don't look bad for it! He is married to the delectable Barbara Parkins, Flynn's daughter Rosa, really the only female character in the film, a grim role she carries off to perfection. Fleischer, the evil German, the exact opposite of von Lettow-Vorbeck, is brilliantly overplayed by Rene Kolldehoff - he really is unlikeable! Also look out for Ian Holm as the mute Arab servant Mohammed.

The film has great pace, really rolling along, well shot in wonderful scenery. It has been well researched too. The Blucher, an actual German cruiser, has been pretty accurately recreated. The whole film has a very genuine feel.

I can see why it's not popular with female viewers. It's quite bloody, very cruel and Barbara Parkins character has a dreadful time of it. The scene in which the farm is burned is quite harrowing.

There are plenty of laughs too. Flynn O'Flynn has all of Ben Rumson's comic characteristics. The big fight between Marvin and Moore is very funny. And then there's Roger Moore blacked up as an African porter - he's about as convincing as I would be - and I'm blond!

If you're a fan of Ripping Yarns, then this one is for you. If not, then I wouldn't bother.

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