Ice Station Zebra Overview:

Ice Station Zebra (1968) was a Action - Drama Film directed by John Sturges and produced by John Calley, Martin Ransohoff and James C. Pratt.

Academy Awards 1968 --- Ceremony Number 41 (source: AMPAS)

Best CinematographyDaniel L. FappNominated

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1968 Fest – A Very Cold War – Ice Station Zebra (1968)

By Michael on Apr 13, 2018 From Durnmoose Movie Musings

I really feel like I should have more to say about Ice Station Zebra than I do. After all, we have Rock Hudson as an American submarine commander, Patrick McGoohan as a British intelligence agent, and Jim Brown as a military officer who may very well have his own nefarious aims. All in support of an... Read full article

Ice Station Zebra: The (Seasonal) Comfort Movie

By Rick29 on Jun 13, 2015 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Most film buffs have one or more "comfort movies" that they enjoy revisiting on a frequent basis. For Howard Hughes, that movie was apparently Ice Station Zebra, the 1968 adaptation of Alistair MacLean's 1963 adventure novel. Back in the days prior to VCRs, Hughes would call up a TV station that he ... Read full article

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This film was originally shown in Cinerama venues. In order to put it into these theatres, MGM pulled 2001: A Space Odyssey while it was still having a successful run.
In the era before VCRs, Howard Hughes would call the Las Vegas TV station he owned and order them to run a particular movie. Hughes so loved this that it aired on his Las Vegas station over 100 times.
Charlton Heston was originally offered the role of Ferraday but turned it down, saying there was no characterization in the script. Gregory Peck was then offered the part and early adverts in Variety magazine carried mention of Peck's casting, together with Laurence Harvey as Jones.
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