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George Sewell plays two parts in this movie; he is a German officer, seen at the film's climax and also, briefly he plays Hitler.
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Since the film was set in the Czech republic, the filmmakers made use of Czech army equipment such as OT81 half tracks which are very similar to their war time predecessor, the German Sdkfz 251/1.
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The actual title for raid was Operation Anthropoid.
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"This movie was one of the few productions (besides several made in Russia and Yugoslavia) who took the time and the effort of duplicating WW2 German Tiger tanks. (The only other American production who did this was Kelly's Heroes (1970), until Steven Spielberg did the same for his movie Saving Private Ryan (1998).")
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Reinhard Heydrich was 38 when he was shot but Anton Diffring. was in his late fifties
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In 2016 and 2017, two versions of the Heydrich assassination were released, Anthropoid (2016) and The Man with the Iron Heart (2017).
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Reinhard Heydrich was nicknamed "Heydrich the Hangman" by the people in Nazi occupied Europe.
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The Sten gun seen in the movie is a Mk 2... in real life, the assassins were given the (slightly inferior) Mk 3. But what caused the gun to jam was now thought to have been rabbit food. Short of food, the Czechs bred rabbits- turning weeds into protein. They collected bits of foliage wherever they found it, to take home for the bunnies. carrying it in whatever they had available. Including a briefcase with a broken-down-to parts Sten gun. The Sten fires just as the bolt is closing - called "Advanced Primer Ignition". If a bunch of weeds, grass whatever STOPS the bolt from closing.... it doesn't go "bang".
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Last live action cinema film of William Lucas.
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When Heydrich gets ready and then passes through a corridor to inspect a line-up the spectator is meant to believe that this is in his residence, the Prague Castle. However, the beautiful corridor is the ancient library in Strahov Monastery, some distance from the Hradcany Castle. Also is the hall with the line-up not connected to this library. The library can be visited and seen (not entered) by visitors to the monastery.
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