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Murphy's War

  • War
  • Drama
  • 1971
  • Peter Yates
  • 101 mins
  • PG

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.

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Review

A star rating of 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.

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Credits

Cast

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MurphyPeter O'Toole
Dr HaydenSian Phillips
Louis BrezanPhilippe Noiret
Kapitan LauchsHorst Janson
Lieutenant EllisJohn Hallam
Lieutenant VoghtIngo Mogendorf

Crew

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DirectorPeter Yates

Details

Released on
1971-01-14
Languages
English | German
Guidance
Edited for violence and language.
Available on
DVD
Formats
Colour
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