Murphy's War

  • 12
  • Peter Yates (1971)
  • UK
  • 101 min
Murphy's War
Film Review
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3 out of 5

This trifle has hints of The African Queen, with Peter O'Toole as a manic Irish seaman who teams up with a Quaker missionary (O'Toole's then wife, Sian Phillips) and a French oil engineer (convincingly played by Philippe Noiret) to sink a German U-boat on the Orinoco delta. Shot in the jungles of Venezuela, the film's blend of whimsy and battle is skilfully handled by director Peter Yates, who was riding high at the time on the success of Bullitt.

Plot Summary

Second World War action adventure starring Peter O'Toole, Sian Phillips and Philippe Noiret. An Irish seaman single-handedly takes on a German U-boat after it sinks the ship he was on and destroys the Venezuelan mission where he sought sanctuary.

Cast and crew

Cast

Murphy
Peter O'Toole
Dr Hayden
Sian Phillips
Louis Brezan
Philippe Noiret
Kapitan Lauchs
Horst Janson
Lieutenant Ellis
John Hallam
Lieutenant Voght
Ingo Mogendorf

Crew

Director
Peter Yates

Other Information

Language: 
English
Colour
Guidance: 
Edited for violence and language.
Available on DVD
Certificate 12
Categories
Drama

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