The Night of the Generals (1967) was a Crime - Drama Film directed by Anatole Litvak and produced by Sam Spiegel and Anatole Litvak.
The Night of the Generals (1967)By Beatrice on Nov 2, 2019 From Flickers in Time
The Night of the Generals Directed by Anatole Litvak Written by Joseph Kessel and Paul Dehn from a novel by Hans Helmut Kirst 1967/UK/France Horizon Pictures/Filmsonor First viewing/Netflix rental Major Grau: Then let us say what is admirable on the large scale is monstrous on the small. Since we mu... Read full article
The Night of the Generals (1967)on Nov 14, 2016 From Journeys in Classic Film
Twilight Time could never have predicted the recent passing of Omar Sharif, star of their latest Blu-ray release, The Night of the Generals. Directed by Anatole Litvak, this WWII murder mystery sees Sharif paired up again with Peter O’Toole, his co-star in Lawrence of Arabia (1962); both stars... Read full article
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Marianne Faithfull was screen tested for the role of Ulrike von Seydlitz-Gabler.
The character of General Tanz was influenced by the career and reputation of real-life Panzer (tank) officer Col. Joachim Peiper, the youngest man in the SS to be make the rank of full colonel (SS-Standartenführer, the direct SS equivalent to an Oberst or full colonel in the German army). Peiper - a protégé of Reichsführer-SS Heinrich Himmler, the head of the Schutzstaffel (SS) and the second most powerful man in Germany after Adolf Hitler - was promoted to the rank at the age of 29. It was Peiper's unit of the Waffen-SS, Kampfgruppe Peiper of the 1st SS Division, Leibstandarte SS Adolf Hitler (German for "Adolf Hitler's Bodyguard Regiment"), that was responsible for the Malmedy massacre of captured American soldiers depicted in the earlier film Battle of the Bulge (where a character directly based on Peiper was played by Robert Shaw). After the war, Peiper was convicted of war crimes and sentenced to death. The sentence was commuted by American occupation authorities, as the trial had been fraught with illegalities, and he served only 11 years in prison, despite having perpetrated war crimes on both the Eastern and Western froread more facts about The Night of the Generals...