• PG
  • Arthur Hiller (1966)
  • US
  • 104 min
Film Review
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3 out of 5

For reasons best known only to the executives at Universal, the studio decided to make a batch of war movies in the late 1960s, probably to use up the contracts of its stars. This one finds Rock Hudson in a decidedly Hollywood backlot North Africa (filmed in that cheapest of all processes, Techniscope), surrounded by assorted British war-film veterans (including Norman Rossington and Percy Herbert) having a go at blowing up Rommel's fuel lines. While director Arthur Hiller - on his way to Love Story and Plaza Suite - makes it heavy going, it's just about watchable thanks to the interesting screenplay by actor Leo V Gordon (who also appears in the film). The action scenes were used again in the Richard Burton action adventure Raid on Rommel, in which you can easily identify many of the actors from Tobruk.

Plot Summary

Second World War adventure starring Rock Hudson and George Peppard. An Allied force disguised as Nazis and PoWs sets out across the Libyan desert on a mission to blow up a fuel depot at Tobruk.

Cast and crew


Major Donald Craig
Rock Hudson
Capt Kurt Bergman
George Peppard
Colonel John Harker
Nigel Green
Lt Max Mohnfeld
Guy Stockwell
Sgt Major Tyne
Jack Watson
Norman Rossington
Percy Herbert
Henry Portman
Liam Redmond
Cheryl Portman
Heidy Hunt
Sgt Krug
Leo Gordon
Corporal Bruckner
Robert Wolders
Lieutenant Boyden
Anthony Ashdown
German colonel
Curt Lowens


Arthur Hiller

Other Information

Available on video, DVD and BluRay
Certificate PG