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Hannibal Brooks (Oliver Reed) is a British prisoner of war assigned to care for an elephant in a zoo in Munich. Along with an American (Michael J. Pollard) and an Austrian (Helmut Lohner), the trio escapes with the elephant and heads for the Swiss border. They use the elephant to tear down a sentry post and gain access to the border crossing. They are betrayed by a Polish girl who aligns herself with the Nazis as the trio of escapees and their pachyderm protector evade the enemy in their attempt to escape. Comical moments are provided by the animal and James Donald who plays a captured British Army chaplain in this World War II adventure feature. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi

  • Release date:February 15, 1969


Oliver Reed
as Hannibal Brooks
Michael J. Pollard
as Packy
Karin Baal
as Vronia
Wolfgang Preiss
as S.S. Col. Von Haller
Helmut Lohner
as Willi
James Donald
as Padre
Peter Carsten
as Kurt
Erik Jelde
as Zoo Director Stern
Fred Haltiner
as Josef
Maria Brockerhoff
as Anna
Til Kiwe
as Von Haller's Sergeant
Peter Bohlke
as Old German Captain
Ralf Wolter
as Dr. Mendel


Michael Winner
Michael Winner
Michael Winner
Screen Story
Ian La Frenais
Dick Clement
Hans Jura
Francis Lai
Composer (Music Score)
Lionel Selwyn
Josie MacAvin
Set Designer
Erwin Lange
Special Effects
Michael Dryhurst
First Assistant Director