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Shout at the Devil (1976)

PG | | Action, Adventure, Comedy | 1976 (Italy)
During World War I, a British aristocrat, an American entrepreneur, and the latter's attractive young daughter, set out to destroy a German battlecruiser, which is awaiting repairs in an inlet just off Zanzibar.

Director:

Peter R. Hunt (as Peter Hunt)

Writers:

Stanley Price (screenplay), Alastair Reid (screenplay) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Lee Marvin ... Colonel Flynn O'Flynn
Roger Moore ... Sebastian Oldsmith
Barbara Parkins ... Rosa O'Flynn / Oldsmith
Ian Holm ... Mohammed, O'Flynn's Mute Servant
Reinhard Kolldehoff ... Herman Fleischer, German Commissioner / Military Commander of Southern Province (as Rene Kolldehoff)
Gernot Endemann ... Braun
Karl Michael Vogler ... Von Kleine
Horst Janson ... Kyller
Gerard Paquis Gerard Paquis ... Capt. da Silva - Portuguese Pilot
Maurice Denham ... Mr. Smythe
Jean Kent ... Mrs. Smythe
Heather Wright ... Cynthia Smythe
George Coulouris ... El Keb
Renu Setna ... Mr. Raji
Murray Melvin ... Lt. Phipps
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Storyline

Just prior to World War I the hard drinking, sharpshooting, Irish American Colonel Flynn O'Flynn uses British aristocrat Sebastian Oldsmith to help poach ivory from German controlled territory in East Africa, putting them at odds with Herman Fleischer, the local German Provincial Commander. When Sebastian is infected with malaria, he is nursed back to health by Flynn's daughter Rosa, they fall in love and marry. Not long afterwards, Britain declares war on Germany and they are drawn into the conflict, ultimately making a daring attack on the German armored cruiser S.M.S. Blücher as it undergoes repairs in a local estuary. Written by Chris Frost <icarus2oo2@msn.com>

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A spectacular adventure you will always remember and a beautiful love story you will never forget. See more »


Certificate:

PG | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

UK

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1976 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

A Batalha da Vingança See more »

Filming Locations:

Port St. Johns, South Africa See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$10,000,000 (estimated)
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Tonav Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (video) | (1976) (cut) | (video release) (2006)

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Sir Roger Moore played the young love interest, although he was forty-seven-years-old in real-life. See more »

Goofs

The archetypal English gentleman Sebastian, played by Roger Moore, would know better than to hang the British flag upside down, but he does so when he and Flynn set up camp in Africa. See more »

Quotes

Colonel Flynn O'Flynn: He's deformed!
Sebastian Oldsmith: He's a girl.
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Alternate Versions

At present only the shorter (aproximatedly 2hrs) version is available on VHS in Sweden and the UK (and presumably the rest of Europe as well). Peter Copley's scenes as Adm Howe are omitted and several other scenes trimmed. Originally the Germans spoke English dialogue. Their scenes has been redubbed into German! See more »

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Referenced in The Cinema Snob: The Town That Dreaded Sundown (2018) See more »

Soundtracks

O'Reilly's Daughter
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Arthur Absalom
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Okay, but didn't have to be so long
3 September 2017 | by Wizard-8See all my reviews

I feel I should mention that the version of "Shout at the Devil" that I watched was the full length 150 minute version. When the movie originally played in theaters, it had been cut by about half an hour. Normally, I feel that the original full length version of a movie is the version to see, but in the case of this movie, I think that the edited version might play better. I'm not saying that the full length version is bad, but I'm saying that it's too long for its own good. There is quite a considerable amount of padding on display, and as a result the movie moves quite slowly at times. There are some good things along the way all the same - there is some good action and suspense, the African backdrop is colorful and catches the eye, and it's fun to see Lee Marvin and Roger Moore paired up and generate considerable chemistry. So it's nowhere near a total loss. All the same, I think a more snappy pace would have helped things considerably.


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