Shout at the Devil (film)


Shout at the Devil (film)

Infobox Film
name = Shout at the Devil


image_size =
caption = Theatrical poster
director = Peter R. Hunt
producer = Michael Klinger
writer = Story:
Wilbur Smith
Screenplay:
Stanley Price
Alastair Reid
narrator =
starring = Lee Marvin
Roger Moore
music = Maurice Jarre
cinematography = Michael Reed
editing = Michael J. Duthie
distributor = American International Pictures Hemdale Film Distributors Ltd.
released = May 20, 1976
(Netherlands)
November 20, 1976
(USA)
runtime = 147 minutes (UK)
128 minutes (US)
country = United Kingdom
language = English
budget = $7,000,000
amg_id = 1:44516
imdb_id = 0075214

"Shout at the Devil" (1976) is a British film directed by Peter R. Hunt. [imdb title| id=0075214|title=Shout at the Devil.]

The picture is an adventure story set in Zanzibar in 1913 based on a novel written by Wilbur Smith and is very loosely inspired by real events.

Plot

It tells the story of Colonel Flynn O'Flynn (Lee Marvin) a hard drinking American, his daughter Rosa (Barbara Parkins), and an English poacher Sebastian (Roger Moore) who falls in love with her.

The two men set out to get rich in German-controlled pre- World War I Tanganyika, but must set their plans aside when they discover a German battleship awaiting repair and decide to attempt to destroy it.

Rosa has her own reasons for seeing the ship is destroyed -- the Germans took the life of her only child.

Background

The film was shot in Malta and South Africa.

Cast

* Lee Marvin as Colonel Flynn O'Flynn
* Roger Moore as Sebastian Oldsmith
* Barbara Parkins as Rosa O'Flynn/Oldsmith
* Ian Holm as Mohammed, O'Flynn's Mute Servant
* Reinhard Kolldehoff as Herman Fleischer, German Commander of Southern Province
* Horst Janson as Kyller
* Karl Michael Vogler as Von Kleine
* Gernot Endemann as Braun
* Maurice Denham as Mr. Smythe
* Jean Kent as Mrs. Smythe
* Heather Wright as Cynthia Smythe
* George Coulouris as El Keb
* Murray Melvin as Lt. Phipps
* Bernard Horsfall as Captain Joyce
* Renu Setna as Mr. Raji

Critical reception

Critic Richard Eder did not like the film much. He wrote, "The movie has too much plot. All that action, conducted by characters without character—except for Fleischer, whose childlike joy in hurting people is almost appealing — produces lethargy...the movie is a passable midget in absurdly long pants." [ [http://movies2.nytimes.com/mem/movies/review.html?title1=Shout%20at%20the%20Devil%20%28Movie%29&title2=&reviewer=RICHARD%20EDER&pdate=19761125&v_id=44516 Eder, Richard] . "The New York Times,"film review, "Shout" Whispers on Screen", November 25, 1976.]

Roger Ebert thought that "Shout at the Devil" is a big, dumb, silly movie that's impossible to dislike. It's so cheerfully corny, so willing to involve its heroes in every possible predicament, that after awhile we relax: This is the kind of movie they used to make, back when audiences were supposed to have the mentality of a 12-year-old. It's great to be 12 again." [ [http://rogerebert.suntimes.com/apps/pbcs.dll/article?AID=/19761111/REVIEWS/611110301/1023 Ebert, Roger] "Chicago Sun-Times," film review, November 11, 1976. Last accessed: December 31, 2007.]

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