Murphy's War

Murphy's War

Peter O'Toole
Director: Peter Yates Cast: Peter O'Toole
Peter O'Toole
, Sian Phillips
Sian Phillips
, Philippe Noiret
Philippe Noiret
Peter Yates




Peter Yates directed this quirky World War II war drama starring Peter O'Toole as Murphy, an Irishman who survives the torpedoing of a merchantman ship off the jungle coast of Venezuela by a German U-boat. Murphy is rescued by French oil engineer, Louis Brezon (Philippe Noiret), who reluctantly takes Murphy to a nearby Quaker mission hospital. Nursed back to health by a missionary nurse (Sian Phillips), Murphy himself nurses a grudge against the German U-boat that blew up the British merchant ship. Meanwhile, a pilot is brought to the mission whose plane had been shot down by the Germans. He begs Murphy to find his airplane to keep it out of enemy hands. But after the pilot dies, Murphy has another idea -- to find the plane, locate the hated U-boat, and blow it to smithereens.

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Product Details

Release Date: 11/10/2020
UPC: 0032429347084
Original Release: 1971
Rating: PG-13
Source: Paramount
Sound: [Dolby AC-3 Surround Sound]
Time: 1:46:00

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
Peter O'Toole Murphy
Sian Phillips Hayden
Philippe Noiret Brezan
Horst Janson Lauchs
John Hallam Ellis
Ingo Mogendorf Voght

Technical Credits
Peter Yates Director
Ira Anderson Special Effects
John Barry Score Composer,Musical Direction/Supervision
Bert Batt Asst. Director
Michael Deeley Producer
Anne Gainsford Costumes/Costume Designer
John Glen Editor
Robin Gregory Sound/Sound Designer
Disley Jones Production Designer
Frank Keller Editor
Basil Newall Makeup
Stirling Silliphant Screenwriter
Bob Simmons Stunts
Douglas Slocombe Cinematographer
Frank Tallman Stunts
Ken Thorne Score Composer
Roy Whybrow Special Effects

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