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Rogue Male (1976)

Not Rated | | Drama, Thriller | TV Movie 22 September 1976
Early in 1939 Sir Robert Hunter (Peter O'Toole) takes aim at Adolf Hitler (Michael Sheard) with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Peter O'Toole ... Sir Robert Hunter
John Standing ... Major Quive-Smith
Alastair Sim ... The Earl
Harold Pinter ... Saul Abrahams
Michael Byrne ... Interrogator
Mark McManus Mark McManus ... Vaner
Ray Smith Ray Smith ... Fisherman
Hugh Manning Hugh Manning ... Peale
Robert Lang ... Jessel
Cyd Hayman ... Rebecca
Ian East Ian East ... Muller
Philip Jackson ... 1st Seaman
Nicholas Ball ... 2nd Seaman
Maureen Lipman ... Freda
Ray Mort ... Gerald
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Early in 1939 Sir Robert Hunter (Peter O'Toole) takes aim at Adolf Hitler (Michael Sheard) with a high powered rifle, but the shot misses its mark. Captured and tortured by the Gestapo and left for dead, Sir Robert makes his way back to England where he discovers the Gestapo has followed him. Knowing that his government would turn him over to German authorities, Sir Robert goes underground in his battle with his pursuers. Written by Ron Kerrigan <mvg@whidbey.com>

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Drama | Thriller

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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

22 September 1976 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Rogue Male See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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Final movie of Alastair Sim (The Earl). See more »

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The Earl: Bobbity, you see, shooting heads of state is never in season. Even if they are jumped-up corporals they are protected, like ospreys. So you know what you are, Bobbity - you're an outlaw!
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Version of Man Hunt (1941) See more »

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A credible BBC remake of Fritz Lang's 1941 Man Hunt
13 February 2010 | by wulfstanSee all my reviews

Kerrigan's plot summary above misses the point. I suppose since the code of gentlemen hunters is so ignored these days that even a "conservative" Governor Tim Pawlenty leaves a deer he shot to die in the woods so he can make a rubber chicken political lunch, one must understand this.

But the point is precisely that Thorndike was making a stalk just as he told his interrogator, not attempting to assassinate Hitler. The challenge was being able to do it. Pulling the trigger was superfluous. The gun only went off because Thorndike got tackled by the SS men while sighting in with a round in the chamber.

There seems no indication here of the fine Fritz Lang film in which George Sanders played a deliciously civilized monster Nazi interrogator and Walter Pidgeon played Thorndike.

While it is always fun watching Peter O'Toole writhing in agony in another over the top performance... you might want to take a look at Man Hunt.


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