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Shout at the Devil (1976)

PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1976 (Italy)
During World War I, a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur, and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battlecruiser, which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar.

Director:

Peter R. Hunt (as Peter Hunt)

Writers:

Stanley Price (screenplay), Alastair Reid (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Marvin ... Flynn
Roger Moore ... Sebastian Oldsmith
Barbara Parkins ... Rosa
Ian Holm ... Mohammed
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Fleischer (as Rene Kolldehoff)
Gernot Endemann ... Braun
Karl Michael Vogler ... Von Kleine
Horst Janson ... Kyller
Gerard Paquis Gerard Paquis ... Capt. da Silva - Portuguese Pilot
Maurice Denham ... Mr. Smythe
Jean Kent ... Mrs. Smythe
Heather Wright ... Cynthia
George Coulouris ... El Keb
Renu Setna ... Mr. Raji
Murray Melvin ... Lt. Phipps
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Just prior to World War I the hard drinking, sharpshooting, Irish American Colonel Flynn O'Flynn uses British aristocrat Sebastian Oldsmith to help poach ivory from German controlled territory in East Africa, putting them at odds with Herman Fleischer, the local German Provincial Commander. When Sebastian is infected with malaria, he is nursed back to health by Flynn's daughter Rosa, they fall in love and marry. Not long afterwards, Britain declares war on Germany and they are drawn into the conflict, ultimately making a daring attack on the German armored cruiser S.M.S. Blücher as it undergoes repairs in a local estuary. Written by Chris Frost <icarus2oo2@msn.com>

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Trivia

Final of two cinema movie collaborations of Sir Roger Moore and Peter R. Hunt. The first had been Gold (1974). Both were adaptations of novels by Wilbur Smith. Hunt also had previously directed Moore in an episode of The Persuaders! (1971). See more »

Goofs

Having served on Ammunition Ships in Vietnam, and knowing of actual ship explosions during World War II and Vietnam. An bomb placed in the Main Magazine of ship would have cause a catastrophic explosion engulfing the entire ship. Not a series of explosions as depicted. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Flynn O'Flynn: He's deformed!
Sebastian Oldsmith: He's a girl.
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Alternate Versions

At present only the shorter (aproximatedly 2hrs) version is available on VHS in Sweden and the UK (and presumably the rest of Europe as well). Peter Copley's scenes as Adm Howe are omitted and several other scenes trimmed. Originally the Germans spoke English dialogue. Their scenes has been redubbed into German! See more »

Connections

Referenced in Bond. Classic Bond. (2008) See more »

Soundtracks

As Rivers Run Deep
(uncredited)
Music by Maurice Jarre
Lyrics by Georges Sigara
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Another Lee Marvin Masterpiece
20 April 2001 | by chrinic27See all my reviews

This guy seems to have been the most under-rated star in the Biz. His dry sense of humor combined with a subtle charisma made Lee Marvin one of the most likeable stars of the war movie genre. Here he played an older soldier, past his prime, that coaxes the younger Roger Moore into doing life-endangering things against the Germans. This is done with much humor, as Moore is in love with Marvin's daughter, and feels compelled out of family honor to do whatever he can. The action is really excellent, and the love story is touching. A must see for any war movie fan, and/or Moore fan. Marvin, himself, delivers another Marvin like performance, and reminds viewers of his earlier days from the film "The Dirty Dozen".


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Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Batalha da Vingança See more »

Filming Locations:

Port St. Johns, South Africa See more »

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Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Tonav Productions See more »
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Runtime:

| (video) | (1976) (cut) | (video release) (2006)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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