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Based on the true story of how, during World War II, a gang of desparadoes (British officers enlisted for "hostilities only" and local partisans) went to the occupied island of Crete and kidnapped a German General from under the nose of his army. That was the easy bit. They then had to get him back to Cairo, Egypt, dodging an intense air and land search.Written by
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Although co-Writer, co-Producer, and co-Director Michael Powell was not very pleased with this movie, nor with Sir Dirk Bogarde's performance as Major Patrick Leigh Fermor, the real Sir Patrick Leigh Fermor greatly enjoyed it, and especially for Bogarde's performance, which he described as "oneself, at the age of twenty-six". Bogarde was almost ten years older than that, in fact. See more »
General Kreipe's Mercedes has French registration plates. (The film, set in Crete, was shot on location in France.) See more »
I re-watched this as I am currently reading the history of Crete during WW2. Many of the component parts of the true events are in the movie, which makes it a pretty good representation of what happened without it being a documentary. Of course, you have to factor in the 1950s acting and effects limitations but, having read a little about the real-life players, it wholly underplays events. Those guys spent a long time in the mountains fighting the Nazis - might have made them a little crazy.
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