Hannibal Brooks

1968

Scimitar Films
Studio

British POW Brooks (Reed) volunteers for work outside the Stalag, and ends up an assistant keeper at the Hellabrunn Zoo in Munich. When the zoo is bombed, Brooks is assinged to help evacuate an elephant to Innsbruck, thus earning his nickname.

Impressive and seemingly forgotten anti-war film, with equally excellent performances from Reed and Aida the elephant. Pollard is another story, though. Probably Michael Winner's finest effort, and rather hard to believe this was directed by the same guy who made Death Wish!

-Dave Wright



13th March 1969
Cinema



102 mins



30th April 1969
Cinema

Not Rated

101 mins




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Oliver Reed
Stephen 'Hannibal' Brooks
Michael J. Pollard
Packy
Wolfgang Preiss
Colonel Von Haller
John Alderton
Bernard
Helmut Lohner
Willi
Peter Carsten
Kurt
Karin Baal
Vronia
Ralf Wolter
Dr. Mendel
Jürgen Draeger
Sami
Maria Brockerhoff
Anna
Til Kiwe
von Haller's Sergeant
Ernst Fritz Fürbringer
Kellerman
Erik Jelde
Zoo Director Stern
(as Eric Jelde)
Fred Haltiner
Josef
John Porter-Davison
Geordie
Terence Sewards
Twilight
James Donald
Padre
Aida the Elephant
Lucy
Nikki Van der Zyl
Voice: Vronia
(uncredited)
Tei de Maal
Zookeeper
(uncredited)
Peter Böhlke
German Captain
(uncredited)

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