1967 Christopher Plummer in Night of The Generals as Rommel2011/01/30 13:27:30
The Night of the Generals (1967)
Release date(s) 29 January 1967 (London)
The Night of the Generals is a 1967 suspense/thriller film set in World War II, adapted from the novel of the same name by Hans Hellmut Kirst. It stars Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence, Joanna Pettet and Philippe Noiret. The film was produced by Sam Spiegel and directed by Anatole Litvak, with a musical score by Maurice Jarre. The screenplay was written by Paul Dehn and Joseph Kessel. Gore Vidal also contributed to the screenplay but was uncredited.
Much of the film, a British/French co-production, was shot on location in Warsaw, which was exceptionally rare for a major Western film at the height of the Cold War.
The murder of a prostitute in Nazi-occupied Warsaw in 1942 draws Abwehr Major Grau (Omar Sharif) into an investigation where the evidence points to the killer being one of three German general officers: General von Seydlitz-Gabler (Charles Gray), General Kahlenberg (Donald Pleasence), his chief of staff, and General Tanz (Peter O'Toole). Grau’s investigation is cut short by his summary transfer to Paris at the instigation of these officers.
Christopher Plummer as Field Marshal Rommel