9 user 1 critic

A Bullet for Rommel (1969)

Hora cero: Operación Rommel (original title)
During World War II, a tough officer organizes a commando raid into Germany.


León Klimovsky (as Henry Mankiewicz)


Learn more

More Like This 

Action | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Irish Colonel Charlie McPhearson has just had his platoon of twenty-eight slaughtered by German troops. Angered at his superiors for this suicide mission, he takes convicts on his next, ... See full summary »

Director: Umberto Lenzi
Stars: Jack Palance, Thomas Hunter, Claudio Undari
Maleficarum (2011)
Drama | History | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Maria Francisca, a wealthy young heiress and her friend Mariana De Castro, a young protestant widow, are accused of witchcraft and taken before the Spanish Inquisition of Lima, Peru.

Director: Jac Avila
Stars: Amy Hesketh, Mila Joya, Roberto Lopez
Chato's Land (1972)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

In 1870s New Mexico, a half-breed kills a bigoted sheriff in self-defense but the posse that eventually hunts him finds itself in dangerous territory.

Director: Michael Winner
Stars: Charles Bronson, Jack Palance, James Whitmore
Töchter (2014)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Agnes, a teacher from the Hessian province, comes to Berlin. She is supposed to identify a dead girl because she could be Lydia, her daughter who had left home. She is not Lydia, but Agnes ... See full summary »

Director: Maria Speth
Stars: Corinna Kirchhoff, Kathleen Morgeneyer, Hermann Beyer
The Cook (1918)
Comedy | Short
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

Cooks make hovoc in seaside resort hotel.

Director: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle
Stars: Roscoe 'Fatty' Arbuckle, Buster Keaton, Al St. John
Action | Comedy | Horror
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Lonnie, a crop duster pilot, must lead a mismatched group of survivors to escape the deadly zombie horde after an experimental chemical, intended to control the invasive kudzu vine, transforms the citizens of Charleston, MS into zombies.

Director: Mark Newton
Stars: Timothy Haug, Wyntergrace Williams, Escalante Lundy
Certificate: M Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

During the Civil War, ex-parson Josiah Galt and his sons are Confederate raiders but they become common robbers after the war, save for son David who goes straight.

Director: Henry Levin
Stars: Vince Edwards, Sylvia Syms, Benjamin Edney
Tenderness (2017)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Back from the hospital where he has been treated after a heart attack, Lorenzo is on his way upstairs to his top-floor apartment in Naples when he meets Michela. The charming young woman, ... See full summary »

Director: Gianni Amelio
Stars: Elio Germano, Micaela Ramazzotti, Giovanna Mezzogiorno
Adventure | Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.9/10 X  

Set during the American Gold Rush era, this is an unforgettable tale of an orphaned boy and his wild dog who must battle against the Yukon wilderness and human greed to help save a frontier town.

Director: Gianfranco Baldanello
Stars: Jack Palance, Joan Collins, Elisabetta Virgili
Adventure | Sci-Fi | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.1/10 X  

In the future, human race sets up colonies on the Moon, when Earth becomes uninhabitable. A madman decides to destroy the Moon colonies with his robots and automated ships and only three people and their robot dog can stop him.

Director: George McCowan
Stars: Jack Palance, Carol Lynley, Barry Morse
Xiao Wu (1997)
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.5/10 X  

Little pocket thief Wu never got away from the streets like his friends did. He realises that he is alone, as his old buddy doesn't invite him for his wedding. When he falls in love with a ... See full summary »

Director: Zhangke Jia
Stars: Hongwei Wang, Hongjian Hao, Baitao Zuo
Action | Crime | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.4/10 X  

Dan Caputo arrives at New York to avenge the death of his father, an ex-cop who was involved in mob business.

Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: George Eastman, Jack Palance, Jenny Tamburi


Cast overview:
Jack Palance ... Major John Heston
Andrea Bosic Andrea Bosic ... Captain Agamemnon Geeves
John Gramack John Gramack ... Lt.Steve Bloom
Carlos Estrada ... Capt.Stuart Latimore
Antonio Pica ... Lt. Thomas Mulligan
Mirko Ellis Mirko Ellis ... Lt.Robert Mills
Jesús Puente ... Col. Wolf
Gérard Tichy ... Gen. von Gruber
Giuseppe Addobbati Giuseppe Addobbati ... Gen. Moore (as John Douglas)
Maruchi Fresno ... Mrs. Rommel
Manuel Collado Manuel Collado ... Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Alberto de Mendoza ... SS Major Hermann Traniger


During World War II, a tough officer organizes a commando raid into Germany.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis


War | Drama


See all certifications »



Spain | Italy



Release Date:

7 March 1969 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Bullet for Rommel See more »

Filming Locations:

Casa de Campo, Madrid, Spain See more »

Company Credits

Show more on IMDbPro »

Technical Specs


Sound Mix:




Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See full technical specs »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Has enough to make it watchable, but felt rather bland
21 June 2015 | by TheLittleSongbirdSee all my reviews

Jack Palance was reason enough to see any film, and he was my reason for watching The Fall of the Giants. The film is not great and could have been much better too, but it is also not bad at all, certainly much better than Legion of the Damned(aka Battle of the Commandos), another war film starring Palance made at a similar time.

The Fall of the Giants looks good, while the photography is not mind-blowing it is hardly low-budget TV quality either, the sets are handsome and reasonably authentic in alternative to limited, the scenery with the countryside, woods and rivers is truly stunning and the editing is coherent and above average. Not all the costumes work though, with the helmets looking like over-sized pottery and Palance's uniform looked like it had shrunk a few sizes in the wash overnight. The music score is appropriately rousing and melancholic, and fits with the film quite well. The story is reasonably well-paced with some nice turns and remains interesting until the final 10 minutes, the battle scenes are appropriately tense(as is the build up to the final battle) and coherently edited and the direction gets the job done competently. The performances are good on the whole, with fine support from Andrea Bosic and John Grammack, Mirko Ellis in suitably heroic mode and Gerard Tichy brings authority to his General character.

As great an actor Palance was, this is not one of his best performances here. He gives his absolute all and he certainly commands the screen well, but it did feel like he was trying too hard(think his hard-nosed performance in Legion of the Damned except even less subtle) and it felt out-of-kilter at times with the rest of the film. The conclusion could have been powerful and moving, instead it went down the human sermon route and dealt with it very heavy-handedly, and that the characters are very one-dimensional, one-note and underdeveloped in the film(as well as drifting in and out) makes it less easy to really care for the ending or for them. Where The Fall of the Giants really falls down is the very pedestrian script that lacks any kind of pace or nuance and the dialogue is constantly corny and trite.

Overall, not bad with clearly some effort and professionalism gone into it, but rather bland. 5/10 Bethany Cox

0 of 0 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you? | Report this
Review this title | See all 9 user reviews »

Contribute to This Page

Stream Popular Action and Adventure Titles With Prime Video

Explore popular action and adventure titles available to stream with Prime Video.

Start your free trial

Recently Viewed