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King Rat (1965) was a War - Drama Film directed by Bryan Forbes and produced by James Woolf and Marvin Miller.

Academy Awards 1965 --- Ceremony Number 38 (source: AMPAS)

AwardRecipientResult
Best Art DirectionArt Direction: Robert Emmet Smith; Set Decoration: Frank TuttleNominated
Best CinematographyBurnett GuffeyNominated
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King Rat (1965)

By Beatrice on Sep 15, 2018 From Flickers in Time

King Rat Directed by Bryan Forbes Written by Bryan Forbes from a novel by James Clavell 1965/USA Coleytown Repeat viewing/AmazonInstant I remembered this being excellent from my first viewing years and years ago. ?The rewatch confirmed my memory. Cpl. King (George Segal) is one of the few Americans ... Read full article


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[Dr. Kennedy and Stevens are bandaging Marlowe's wound]
Stevens: What's the matter with you, Stevens?
Stevens: Oh, nothing.
Dr. Kennedy: You're a liar, Stevens. You shave your legs and you're a liar. But you care. You care; that's what saves you.
Stevens: Saves me from what, sir?
Dr. Kennedy: Yourself, Stevens, yourself.
Stevens: I thought you were gonna say from a fate worse than death, sir.
Dr. Kennedy: There's no such thing.


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In Interviews Bryan Forbes has said he had to fight the Screen Actors Guild over the most of the 15 British Equity members he wanted to cast. The Screen Actors Guild wanted British SAG members most who were fairly elderly most not suitable for the film.
Dirk Bogarde was offered the extended cameo of Smedley-Taylor.
Both Paul Newman and Steve McQueen were offered the chance to star in the film. They both turned it down and the role went to George Segal.
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