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The Night of the Generals Details


Military Intelligence officer Major Grau (Omar Sharif) investigates the brutal murder of a Warsaw prostitute in this mystery set during World War II. Grau's only clue is that the murderer was wearing the uniform of a Nazi general. The three suspects include Gabler (Charles Gray), who fears his harridan wife more than anything, the icy General Tanz (Peter O'Toole), and the scheming, resourceful General Kahlenberge (Donald Pleasence). Grau is suspicious when he is taken off the case, but he does his own investigating when the suspects are gathered in Paris two years later. He enlists the help of Inspector Morand (Philippe Noiret), a resistance sympathizer with whom Grau forms an alliance. A side plot involving an affair with the general's daughter is thrown in for distaff interest. ~ Dan Pavlides, Rovi


Peter O'Toole
as Gen.Tanz
Omar Sharif
as Maj. Grau
Tom Courtenay
as Corpor Hartmann
Philippe Noiret
as Inspector Morand
Donald Pleasence
as Gen. Kahlenberge
Charles Gray
as Gen. von Seydlitz-Gabler
Joanna Pettet
as Ulrike von Seidlitz-Gabler
Coral Browne
as Eleanore von Seidlitz-Gabler
John Gregson
as Col. Sandauer
Nigel Stock
as Otto
Christopher Plummer
as Field Marshal Rommel
Juliette Greco
as Juliette
Yves Brainville
as Liesowski
Sacha Pitoeff
as Doctor
Charles Millot
as Wionczek
Veronique Vendell
as Monique
Pierre Mondy
as Kopatski
Elenore Hirt
as Melanie
Nicole Courcel
as Raymonde
Jenny Orleans
as Otto's Wife
Gerard Buhr
as Von Stauffenberg
Michael Goodliffe
as Hauser
Gordon Jackson
as Capt. Engel
Mac Ronay
as Tanz's Driver
Harry Andrews
as Gov. Stupnagel
Raymond Gerome
as Colonel in war room


Anatole Litvak
Sam Spiegel
Joseph Kessel
Henri Decaë
Maurice Jarre
Composer (Music Score)
Maurice Jarre
Musical Direction/Supervision
Alexandre Trauner
Production Designer
Auguste Capelier
Art Director
Maurice Barnathan
Set Designer
Rosine Delamare
Costume Designer
Jean-Claude Philippe
Costume Designer
Jean Zay