Directed by Arthur Hiller, "Tobruk" (also known as "Kanonen von Tobruk, Die") is a War/Drama film, released in the USA on February 07 of 1967 , starring Rock Hudson, George Peppard, Nigel Green, Guy Stockwell, Jack Watson and Norman Rossington.
83 men started the mission! Only 4 survived!
Who directed "Tobruk":
Tobruk was directed by Arthur Hiller, a Canadian director, producer, and actor.
Before directing Tobruk, Arthur Hiller had directed Penelope, released in 1966, The Wheeler Dealers (1963), Miracle of the White Stallions (1963), The Careless Years (1957). Since, he directed The Tiger Makes Out, released in 1967, Popi (1969), Love Story (1970), Plaza Suite (1971), The Hospital (1971), and Man of La Mancha (1972).
What was the release date of "Tobruk":
Tobruk was first released in the United States on Tuesday, February 07, 1967.. This was fifty-two (52) years ago.
It has been released on Thursday, March 16, 1967 in the United Kingdom and on Friday, March 10, 1967 in Germany.
Who is at the casting of "Tobruk":
At the casting of Tobruk we find Rock Hudson, previously seen in Send Me No Flowers (1964) and Man's Favorite Sport? (1964); George Peppard (The Blue Max (1966), The Carpetbaggers (1964)); Nigel Green (Let's Kill Uncle (1966), Khartoum (1966)) [ more... ]
- Robert Wolders and Guy Stockwell, Leo Gordon also worked together in Beau Geste, released in 1966.
- Percy Herbert and Liam Redmond can both be seen in Night of the Demon, released in 1957.
- Nigel Green and Jack Watson also appeared together in The Queen's Guards, released in 1961.
- Percy Herbert and Nigel Green have both also be seen in Mysterious Island, released in 1961.
What is the Storyline of "Tobruk":
In September 1942, with the troops of German Field Marshal Erwin Rommel 90 miles (144 km) from the Suez Canal, the staff of the British Eighth Army approve a plan to destroy the German fuel bunkers at Tobruk.
The original author of the plan, Major Donald Craig (Rock Hudson) has been captured by Vichy French forces and is interned at the port of Algiers. Craig is a Canadian expert on desert topography, desert exploration, and has extensive practical knowledge of the Sahara, so he is considered [...]
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