Roald Dahl

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General Details

  • Runtime: 115 minutes (USA)
  • Sound Mix: Mono (Westrex Recording System)
  • Color: Black and White (archive footage) and Color
  • Aspect Ratio: 2.35 : 1
  • Negative Format: 35 mm
  • Cinematographic Process: Panavision (anamorphic)
  • Printed Film Format: 35 mm


Credits order:

  • James Garner as Major Jefferson Pike
  • Eva Marie Saint as Anna Hedler
  • Rod Taylor as Major Walter Gerber
  • Werner Peters as Otto Schack
  • John Banner as Ernst
  • Russel Thorson as General Allison
  • Alan Napier as Colonel Peter MacLean
  • Oscar Beregi Jr. as Lt. Colonel Ostermann
  • Ed Gilbert as Captain Abbott
  • Sig Ruman as German Guard
  • Celia Lovsky as Elsa
  • Karl Held as Corporal Kenter
  • Martin Kosleck as Kraatz
  • Marjorie Bennett as Charwoman
  • Henry Rowland as German Soldier
  • Otto Reichow as German Soldier
  • Hilda Plowright as German Agent
  • Walter Friedel as Denker
  • Joseph Mell as Lemke

Remaining cast listed alphabetically:

  • Adolf Hitler as Himself (in Newsreel archive footage)
  • Richard Alexander as Man Paying Respects
  • Leon Alton as German Soldier
  • Chris Anders as German officer
  • Rudolph Anders as Dr. Winterstein
  • Charles Bastian as Swiss Soldier
  • Leslie Bradley as British announcer
  • Paul Busch as German
  • Dick Cherney as German Soldier
  • Gene Coogan as Driver
  • Howard Curtis as Dutton
  • Henry Dar Boggia as Frenchman
  • George Dee as French informer
  • Luis Delgado as Lieutenant
  • John Dennis as M.P. Sergeant Guard
  • Joe Di Reda as American Soldier
  • James Doohan as Bishop
  • Harold Dyrenforth as Maj. Gen. Ungerland
  • Horst Ebersberg as Swiss officer
  • Kort Falkenberg as Radio voice
  • John Gilgreen as Lt. Busch
  • Stuart Hall as Military Officer
  • John Hart as Lt. Cmdr. Perkins
  • Lars Hensen as German Soldier
  • Walter Janovitz as Dr. Metzler
  • Roy Jenson as Soldier
  • Danny Klega as German Lieutenant
  • Kurt Landen as German Sergeant
  • Barry Macollum as Bartender
  • Chic Masi as Waiter
  • Owen McGiveney as Elderly man
  • Eric Micklewood as British officer
  • Jeff Morris as Bit Part
  • Richard Peel as Thomas Dudley
  • Charles H. Radilak as Dr. Kleiner
  • Werner Reichow as German
  • Louis Sarrano as Portuguese Official
  • Jeffrey Sayre as Man in Line
  • Norbert Schiller as Dr. Wittelbach
  • Rolfe Sedan as Frenchman
  • William Smith as Guy
  • Michael Stroka as German Soldier


  • Director: George Seaton
  • Writers: Roald Dahl (story entited “Beware of the Dog”),George Seaton (screenplay), Carl K. Hittleman (story), Luis H. Vance (story)
  • Cinematography by: Philip H. Lathrop
  • Original music by: Dmitri Tiomkin
  • Film Editing by: Adrienne Fazan
  • Art Direction by: Edward C. Carfagno and George W. Davis
  • Set Decoration by: Henry Grace and Frank R. McKelvy
  • Costume Design by: Edith Head (uncredited)
  • Produced by: William Perlberg; James Garner (executive producer – uncredited), Gordon Cornell Layne (associate producer – uncredited)

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