The professional mercenary Sir William Walker instigates a slave revolt on the Caribbean island of Queimada in order to help improve the British sugar trade. Years later he is sent again to... See full summary »
Two scam artists prey on women for their money. They clash in a Mediterranean hot spot. Will the cultured, high-class con artist come out on top, or will the rough small-change scammer rise to win the wager?
A German living in India during World War II is blackmailed by the English to impersonate an SS officer on board a cargo ship leaving Japan for Germany carrying a large supply of rubber for tyres. His mission is to disable the scuttling charges so the captain cannot sink the ship if they are stopped by English warships.Written by
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Brando initially refused to go on a tour to meet the press and promote the film. The studio threatened him, as he was contractually required to promote the film, so Brando made an appearance at one press conference. He said to the press, "You will be unable to proceed in life unless you see Morituri." The studio released him from having to do any more press appearances after this sarcastic statement. See more »
Esther's hairstyle is of the Sixties, not the war years. See more »
Like another reviewer asks, "Why haven't I heard of this?"
I don't mean to be repetitive but I stumbled onto this film at my local video rental store just like one of the other reviewers wrote. I'd never heard of it before. A movie with both Yul Brynner and Marlon Brando. A war movie at that. And I'd never heard of it. Not that I'm a super movie buff but at least I think that this is one I would have come across at some point.
Anyway, it's a great film about the conflicts between duty and beliefs. Each character is on a mission not of their making or preference. Each actor does a great job of portraying the difficulty in taking on a task one would rather not have to do.
This one is worth watching. I give it an 8.
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