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Cast a Giant Shadow (1966) was a Adventure - Drama Film directed by Melville Shavelson and produced by Melville Shavelson and Michael Wayne.

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Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus: You know they have artillery. You don't even have armor.
Ram Oren: This dynamite is our artillery, and the night is our armor.
Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus: And the Lord is my Shepherd. but I've always thought that maybe he's their shepherd, too.
Ram Oren: You stay.
Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus: If so, there'll be a hell of a lot of confused sheep.


Gen. Mike Randolph: And now, God help them, 'cause that's all the help they'll get from us.


Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus: Suppose I go as a private citizen?
Aide to Gen. Randolph: Then don't involve the Army in any way. Don't use your rank or even your right name.
Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus: Is it all right with you if I keep the same sex?


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Though not really trivia, it is there for all who view it to see, this film's opening prologue states: "The major events in this film actually happened. Some of them are still happening. The major characters actually lived. Many of them are still living. Although it was not easy." At the time of release, this statement was probably the case.
Director Melville Shavelson and Kirk Douglas fought throughout the shoot. At one point, Shavelson even walked off the set, leaving his assistant to take over for the day.
During filming in August 1965 John Wayne enraged director Melville Shavelson with his views on the Watts Riots.
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