The Night of the Generals

The Night of the Generals

DVD - 2011
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The murder of a prostitute, who is also a German agent, draws the attention of Major Grau of German Intelligence, who discovers that the evidence points to three top-ranking Nazi generals. After following leads, Grau winds up in Paris and discovers that two of the generals are deeply involved in a plot to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Grau's case will go unfinished for twenty years until the true killer is brought to justice.

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voisjoe1_0
Dec 17, 2015

While this was a good murder mystery/WWII film, it seems that it is a little light when considering the material. Is it the silly music? Is because of censorship cuts. Maybe the German government wanted to suppress the savagery of the Nazis. Or is the director just not quite able to get the most out of his actors? After all, he had such great actors as Peter O’Toole, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasance, and Omar Sharif. Surely, this might have been a masterpiece if the film were just more serious, instead of so jocular.

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petercorell
Feb 07, 2015

Peter O'Toole and Omar Sharif are great as German generals. The story of who murder of German prostitute is a marvelous who dun it. The cast is headed by Peter O'Toole so you know the acting will be first rate. This is truly a great film!

aaa5756 Jun 08, 2013

Sound and Very well done old school war movie. I would recommend this movie for all to see. Well worth the price of admission to any theater.

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akirakato
Jan 21, 2013

It is a British-French World War II crime mystery film based on the novel of the same name by German author Hans Hellmut Kirst.
It was directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Sam Spiegel in 1967.
On the night of 19 July 1944, General Tanz (Peter O'Toole) orders his driver, Kurt Hartmann (Tom Courtenay), to procure a prostitute.
Tanz butchers her so as to implicate Hartmann, but offers Hartmann the chance to desert, which he accepts.
When Grau (Omar Sharif) learns of the murder, committed in the same manner as the first, he resumes his investigation and concludes that Tanz is the killer.
However, his timing is unfortunate, because the very next day, the assassination attempt against Hitler takes place.
So when Grau accuses Tanz face to face, the general kills Grau and labels him as one of the plot conspirators to cover his tracks.
Years later, Interpol Inspector Morand (Philippe Noiret) begins to tie up the loose ends and learns of one man who knew which man is the real killer.
Morand confronts Tanz at a reunion dinner for Tanz's former panzer division.
When Morand produces Hartmann as his witness.
Peter O'Toole plays an obsessive maniac general superbly.

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aaa5756 Jun 07, 2013

“National honor is the national property of the highest value.” -James Madison

aaa5756 Jun 07, 2013

“Those who would trade liberty for security deserve neither.”-Ben Franklin

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