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Tobruk

  • War
  • Drama
  • 1966
  • Arthur Hiller
  • 105 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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Major Donald CraigRock Hudson
Capt Kurt BergmanGeorge Peppard
Colonel John HarkerNigel Green
Lt Max MohnfeldGuy Stockwell
Sgt Major TyneJack Watson
AlfieNorman Rossington
DolanPercy Herbert
Henry PortmanLiam Redmond
Cheryl PortmanHeidy Hunt
Sgt KrugLeo Gordon
Corporal BrucknerRobert Wolders
Lieutenant BoydenAnthony Ashdown
German colonelCurt Lowens

Crew

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DirectorArthur Hiller

Details

Released on
1967-04-23
Languages
English | Arabic | German | Italian
Guidance
Some violence
Available on
video, DVD and Blu-ray
Formats
Colour
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