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Rogue Male (1976)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 22 September 1976
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 ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Sir Robert Hunter
John Standing ... Major Quive-Smith
Alastair Sim ... The Earl
Harold Pinter ... Saul Abrahams
Michael Byrne ... Interrogator
Mark McManus Mark McManus ... Vaner
Ray Smith Ray Smith ... Fisherman
Hugh Manning Hugh Manning ... Peale
Robert Lang ... Jessel
Cyd Hayman ... Rebecca
Ian East Ian East ... Muller
Philip Jackson ... 1st Seaman
Nicholas Ball ... 2nd Seaman
Maureen Lipman ... Freda
Ray Mort ... Gerald
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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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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Rogue Male See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Trivia

This was originally shown on BBC as part of its Christmas schedule in 1976. See more »

Quotes

Interrogator: You are an agent of British Foreign Office intelligence.
Hunter: Absolutely not. There's been very little sign of intelligence in the British Foreign Office for a very long time.
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Referenced in Brotherhood of the Popcorn (2015) See more »

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A Story of Nazi Appeasement
17 July 2006 | by AglaopeSee all my reviews

I first saw this on TV back in the mid 70's and it was definitely a story of the time, when WW2 was still in the forefront of many peoples minds.

Maybe not to the more modern taste, I've always enjoyed this film. It has a feel of the Thirty Nine Steps about it.

Just before the outbreak of WW2, Peter O'Tooles character fails in his revenge assassination attempt on Hitler. With the help of a sympathetic German, and English sailors, he escapes back to Britain and has to go on the run from the British and Nazi authorities who are both after him to return to Germany to answer for his "crime". He goes into hiding in the country, drawing on his hunting experience, and waits to the outbreak of war when his assassination attempt is looked on in a completely different light by the British, who now see him as a potential asset.


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