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Morituri (1965)

A war pacifist is blackmailed to pose as an SS officer and to disable the scuttling explosives on freighter carrying rubber cargo to be captured by the Allies.

Director:

Bernhard Wicki

Writers:

Werner Jörg Lüddecke (novel) (as Werner Joerg Luedecke), Daniel Taradash (screenplay)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Marlon Brando ... Robert Crain
Yul Brynner ... Captain Mueller
Janet Margolin ... Esther Levy
Trevor Howard ... Colonel Statter
Martin Benrath ... Kruse
Hans Christian Blech ... Donkeyman
Wally Cox ... Dr. Ambach
Max Haufler Max Haufler ... Branner
Rainer Penkert Rainer Penkert ... Milkereit
William Redfield ... Baldwin
Oscar Beregi Jr. ... Admiral (as Oscar Beregi)
Martin Brandt ... Nissen
Charles De Vries Charles De Vries ... Kurz
Carl Esmond ... Busch
Martin Kosleck ... Wilke
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Storyline

A German living in India during World War II is blackmailed by the English to impersonate an SS officer on board a cargo ship leaving Japan for Germany carrying a large supply of rubber for tyres. His mission is to disable the scuttling charges so the captain cannot sink the ship if they are stopped by English warships. Written by Daniel Bruce <danbec@one.net.au>

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Taglines:

World War II, Espionage, adventure and human lives have never before been combined so explosively

Genres:

Action | Drama | Thriller | War

Certificate:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

September 1965 (Austria) See more »

Also Known As:

Saboteur: Code Name Morituri See more »

Filming Locations:

Los Angeles, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$6,290,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,000,000, 31 December 1965
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

According to contemporary articles in Daily Variety, Charlton Heston, Gregory Peck and Robert Stack were originally considered for Marlon Brando's part. See more »

Goofs

Esther's hairstyle is of the Sixties, not the war years. See more »

Quotes

Milkereit: [Saying out loud the message being relayed by the signal lamp from the submarine] We'll continue to observe radio silence until after transfer of prisoners.
Captain Mueller: [caught unawares] *What* transfer of prisoners?
Milkereit: Shall I send a reply, sir?
Captain Mueller: Yes. Tell them Captain Mueller just jumped overboard.
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Referenced in Undergrunnen (1966) See more »

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Brando and Brynner at their best!!!!!!!!!!
9 December 2001 | by diegosanttiSee all my reviews

Marlon Brando is just amazing in this intelligent film.Most people don't understand Brando's and Brynner's career choices during the sixties.But I think that as years go by,they will.Their ideas were way ahead of their time.Their talent and range were unbelievable.Every actor tries to imitate their intensity (deniro,penn,nolte,.....) with no success.Definitely the kings of acting.


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