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Arthur Hiller directed this exciting World War II drama starring Rock Hudson as Major Donald Craig of the British North African Army. In 1942, Craig is captured by the Vichy French, rescued by Palestinian Jews, and taken to the headquarters of Col. John Harker (Nigel Green). Harker explains that since Craig is an expert on the desert, he has been recruited to mount a suicidal raid upon the fuel bunkers at Rommel's key source of supplies at Tobruk. In order to get to Tobruk, a band of Palestinian Jews, commanded by Captain Kurt Bergman (George Peppard), will pose as German soldiers escorting a group of British prisoners. Making their way across the Libyan desert, the band endures a series of close calls until two Nazis spies are captured. When the spies suddenly escape, Harker and Craig realize someone in their group is a traitor. But by this point they have reached their destination and have to table the problem of the traitor as they battle the Germans around the fuel depot at Tobruk. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

Awards

Awarded by
Nominee
Category
Year
Status
Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences Albert J. Whitlock Best Visual Effects 1967 Nominee

Cast

Rock Hudson
as Maj. Donald Craig
George Peppard
as Capt. Kurt Bergman
Nigel Green
as Col. John Harker
Guy Stockwell
as Lt. Max Mohnfeld
Jack Watson
as Sgt. Maj. Tyne
Norman Rossington
as Alfie
Percy Herbert
as Dolan
Liam Redmond
as Henry Portman
Heidy Hunt
as Cheryl Portman
Leo Gordon
as Sgt. Krug
Robert Wolders
as Corporal Bruckner
Curt Lowens
as German Colonel
Lawrence Montaigne
as Italian Officer
Joseph Sargent

Crew

Arthur Hiller
Director
Gene Corman
Producer
Nelson Tyler
Cinematographer
Russell Harlan
Cinematographer
Bronislau Kaper
Composer (Music Score)
Alexander Golitzen
Art Director
Henry Bumstead
Art Director
Oliver Emert
Set Designer
John McCarthy
Set Designer
John Daheim
Stunts
Bud Westmore
Makeup
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