The Blu-ray contains optional English subtitles with limited non-English ones during certain scenes and dialogue; the film's theatrical trailer is also included as a bonus feature (in pan-and-scan format). EMBED. The LRDG blow up two of the harbour guns, and Harker orders Sergeant Major Tyne to signal the ships to abort the landing before the German tanks, which have pinned down Harker's troops, can "cut them to pieces". His appearance probably worked to his disadvantage because to have him walk into a story conference was somewhat intimidating! Corman showed the script to Hudson who liked it, and he succeeded in getting the film financed at Universal, who wanted to keep Hudson within its fold. flag. After Bergman and three of his men kill the Italian sentries, Colonel Harker, surmising that the approaching column "must be German -- the Italians are too fond of comfort to travel this late", tricks the two units into attacking each other by firing mortars, first at the Germans and then the Italians, enabling the raiders to sneak away. Harker has Bergman and his men disarmed and then gives Bergman two hours to identify his traitor. After they use the tank to destroy the fuel depot, Harker and his men surrender. Craig, who speaks their language, exchanges some guns and ammunition for two prisoners. On the way, they encounter a patrol of Italian tanks, which stops a short distance from where they are resting in a gully. The traitor kills Cheryl Portman so she cannot reveal his identity. The prisoners turn out to be British traitors Henry Portman (Liam Redmond), who has an Irish accent, and his daughter Cheryl (Heidy Hunt), who were shot down while flying from Benghazi to Cairo. 7's are American M3 halftracks with altered bodies. To avoid detection the next day, Craig safely guides them through a German mine field, before they are attacked by a British Curtiss P-40 Warhawk fighter. Graphic Violence ; Graphic Sexual Content ; movies. [10] It was released on DVD on June 12, 2012 as part of the made-on-demand Universal Vault Series. The tanks in the Italian column are in fact M48 Pattons. [8], Gordon wrote himself a role as Sgt Tyne. Producer Gene Corman would again use Tobruk's Nazi occupation as the background in his 1990 parody film A Man Called Sarge, although this time set during the Second Battle of El Alamein, in late 1942. share. Colonel Harker explains they have eight days to get to Tobruk and destroy the fuel depot and German field artillery pieces protecting the harbour, before a scheduled amphibious landing and a bombing raid on the city by the Royal Air Force (RAF). There are also various Region 2 DVD and Region B Blu-ray releases. They manage to shoot it down, but eight men are killed and one troop transport truck, their auxiliary fuel supply, and both of their radios are destroyed. When Krug asks how they knew about the telephone, Bergman replies, "Very simple. Albert Whitlock and Howard A. Anderson were nominated for the Academy Award for Best Visual Effects. The film was written by Leo Gordon (who also acted in the film) and released through Universal Pictures. Bergman and three of his men escape on sidecar motorcycles and manage to destroy a tank and use flame throwers to buy Harker time; however, Bergman and his men are eventually killed. Tobruk is a 1967 American drama war film directed by Arthur Hiller and starring Rock Hudson and George Peppard. I remember on Tobruk having director Arthur Hiller, who is a fey, gentle soul, taken aback when he met Leo – it took two or three story conferences before he could come to grips with that size and bulk. Advanced embedding details, examples, and help! Lions Of Tobruk (1970) WW 2 Action Movies Preview remove-circle Share or Embed This Item. Craig is highly skeptical of the operation, claiming that "Staff has a genius for sitting on its brains and coming up with perfect hindsight", stating that "When I submitted the plan we could have blown up the fuel bunkers with a handful of men. The 1971 war film Raid on Rommel, directed by Henry Hathaway and starring Richard Burton, made extensive use of combat footage from Tobruk and also featured a very similar story-line about a British commando force infiltrating enemy lines and raiding the Afrika Korps supply bases. [7], Corman budgeted the film at two-and-a-half million dollars. Universal felt it should be made for $5 million, but Corman was reluctant to make the movie for that much. One among us is the enemy". Flag this item for. His own fee was $200,000 while Gordon was paid $40,000 for his script. Gordon normally played characters who died and wrote the script so Tyne did not die. As his expertise is considered essential to the success of the raid, Craig is rescued by Captain Kurt Bergman (George Peppard) of the Special Identification Group (SIG) and some of his men, German Jews serving with the British. The film was based on an original script by Leo Gordon, who also worked as an actor. [13], https://www.amazon.com/Tobruk-VHS-Rock-Hudson/dp/B00005B6NF/, https://www.amazon.com/Tobruk-Rock-Hudson/dp/B008A1TWXC/, https://www.amazon.com/Tobruk-Special-Blu-ray-Rock-Hudson/dp/B07ZLK56DJ/, https://www.lambiek.net/artists/p/passingham_oliver.htm, An Alan Smithee Film: Burn Hollywood Burn, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Tobruk_(1967_film)&oldid=981264101, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 1 October 2020, at 08:11. The group passes through checkpoints just outside Tobruk and after traveling through the city, they discover to their surprise that Rommel has amassed his total reserve strength at Tobruk undetected: two full panzer divisions. That night, the Portmans are told by a mysterious SIG member about the British masquerade and where to find a gun and a map to an underground telephone cable nearby where they can contact German command in Tobruk and alert them to the British column and upcoming attack.

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