The Night of the Generals (1967)

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Crime
Drama
Mystery
War
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145 min.
Plot  The murder of a prostitute in German-occupied Warsaw in 1942 causes Abwehr Major Grau to start an investigation, as she was also a German agent. His evidence soon points to the killer being one of three German generals: General von Seidlitz-Gabler; General Kahlenberge, his chief of staff; and General Tanz. Grau's investigation is cut short by his summary transfer to Paris at the instigation of these officers.

The case in Warsaw remains closed until all three officers meet in Paris in July 1944. Paris is then a hotbed of intrigue, with senior Wehrmacht officers plotting to assassinate Adolf Hitler. Kahlenberge is deeply involved in the plot, while von Seidlitz-Gabler is aware of its existence but is sitting on the fence, awaiting the outcome. Tanz is unaware of the plot and remains totally loyal to Hitler.

On the night of 19 July 1944, Tanz orders his driver, Kurt Hartmann, to procure a prostitute; Tanz butchers her so as to implicate Hartmann, but offers Hartmann the cha...
  

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Peter O'Toole
General Wilhelm Tanz
Omar Sharif
Major Grau
Tom Courtenay
Lance Corporal Kurt Hartmann
Donald Pleasence
General Klaus Kahlenberge
Joanna Pettet
Ulrike von Seidlitz
Philippe Noiret
Inspector Morand
Charles Gray
General Herbert von Seidlitz
Coral Browne
Eleonore von Seidlitz
John Gregson
Colonel Sandauer
Nigel Stock
Sergeant Otto Kopke
Christopher Plummer
Field Marshal Erwin Rommel
Juliette Gréco
Juliette
Yves Brainville
Liesowski
Charles Millot
Wionczek
Pierre Mondy
Kopatski
Gordon Jackson
Captain Gottfried Engel
Patrick Allen
Colonel Mannheim
Harry Andrews
General Karl (uncredited)

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The Night of the Generals
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