Hollywood's Major Attraction
Friday, October 6, 1967-19
THE DETROIT JEWISH NEWS
Hussein in Egypt Told Nasser of Plot
By HERBERT G. LUFT
Matia in the mountains south of Israeli victory in the desert. The
LONDON (ZINS) — According informed about the state of the
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and Mount LaDifensa taken campaign and the swift defeat of to the Jewish Observer and Middle army — was aware of the situation
Kenneth Hyman's production for Rome
M-G-M, "The Dirty Dozen," tells in a frontal approach with an in- the Arabs came too quick for East Review King Hussein of Jor- but deliberately kept the informa-
loss of lives. Many years Hollywood movie-makers to di- dan, during his first post-war visit tion from him.
the relentless story of a group of credible
in another war, the battle gest, though stars such as Peter in the United States, was put in
King Hussein's knowledge of this
12 British-stationed U.S. com- later,
First Special Force be- Sellers had lent their names and possession of a detailed evidence state of affairs is said to have
mandos (retrained GIs with crimi- came the symbol
an important lever with
nal records) who are being para- called "Green Berets."
so did producer Samuel Gold- the Egyptian armed forces and which he "persuaded" Nasser to
chuted behind enemy lines into
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military intelligence. Hussein ap- modify many of his Middle East
Northern France just before the
Adolph Hitler will be seen in a six-figure check, and Joseph E. parently convinced Nasser that policies, to the advantage of the
D-Day invasion in a bold, daring David
Wolper's three - part docu- Levine in New York who is also Field Marshal Amer upon whom United States and the West in
and ruthless attempt to liquidate m entary feature, "Rise and Fall
of completing a film "The Pro- the President relied to keep him general.
group of high-ranking officers
Third Reich•" which is current- ducers," in which Hitler is being
- of the German military command. the
Based on i satirized.
The raiders use unorthodox meth-
reportage by William L. Shirer, I Roger Gorman, who has pledged
ods to kill off every member of the
per cent of his revenue from
the strategy-making general-staff the film gives us a graphic descrip - ; 25
of the NSDAP (Nazi Party) "David and Goliath" to the State
down to the smallest aides and ' and traces
Hitler's life from his , of Israel, is currently in Europe.
guards in order to disrupt the I
His movie dealing with the recent
Nazi war efforts. They drop un- birth to the final days in the - I 1 Israel-Arab
encounter will be
primed grenades down a ventilator ! bunker of Berlin with German
- I photographed on actual location in
into the headquarters building. :
ciksnituletion with Tel Aviv's Mena-
then pour down gasoline to blow
i East and West,
films from the ; hem Golan, the p r o d u c e r of
up the whole joint.
in Washington. Interviews . "Sallah" and "Trunk to Cairo."
All The Blessings
On the surface, the motion pie- I archives
with such former Nazi leaders as
ture, which stars Lee Marvin as ' ere Strasser and Putzi Hanfstaengl
the commando leader with Charles' w ere incorporated and a discussion 'Zionist
Bronson, Jim Brown, John' Cas- with
to Double 1966
Austrian Chancellor Schusch - i n 9
That a Good Year Can Hold
savetes, Richard Jaeckel, Trini
NEW YORK (JTA) — A predie.
especially recorded for the'
Lopez, Ralph Meeker and Telly : movie.
1 tion that the Keren Hayesod-United
Savalas among the toughies, ap-
Richard Basehart (a few years Israel Appeal will, in its 1968 cam-
pears shockingly brutal. From the
paign, double the amount raised in
The Best of Friends, The Best
novel by E. M. Nathanson, with a ago portraying the title role in a' 1966 was made here by Dr.
screen play by Nunnally Johnson Hitler role) now narrates the epic , Israel Goldstein. world chairman
of "Rise and Fall of the 1
and Lukas Heller (the latter him-
of the Karen Hay esod, on his ar-
self a Jewish refugee who fled as , Third Reich • " with Lalo Schifrin's rival in this country for his annual
of Health And Happiness
a lad to England with his parents , cantata entitled a "Modern - Dag Rosh Hashana visit. Keren Haye•
Legend," recently previewed
when Hitler rose to power), e ,"Th
Dirty Dozen" in simplest of terms ; in a special concert at Hollywood World Zionist Organization.
shows. the execution of a plan to Bowl. making up the musical score
The American-born member of
find and destroy a nerve center for the dismal happenings on the i 1 the Jewish' Agency executive, who
of the enemy. Director Robert Ald- I screen.
rich, once an assistant to Charles 1 Producer Wolper, 39. doesn't end optimistic about future Israel fund-
his activities to clarify the
Chaplin and Joseph Losey, now
raising throughout the w o r 1 d ,
with 11 years of creative credits events of the past with his two - fold which, with the exception of the
of Hitler's war and peace.
From All the Associates
behind him. pulls no punches to .
United States, is the responsibility
demonstrate that in war the result' Currently, he is preparing for Eu- of the Keren Hayesod.
ropean location another multi-nzil-
of The Detroit-Gold Agency
justifies the means.
He reported that 40 per cent of
Who was the enemy the 12 , lion dollar feature. "The Remagen the still unannounced total raised
20800 Greenfield Road
raiders set out to destroy at the I Bridge."dealing with the break - in this year's Israel Emergency
roots? It was an enemy who knew; through into Germany of the Amer - Fund was raised outside the United
of no mercy for the defeated, the !
States. This is larger by 10 per
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innocent bystanders, and the so-;
Guy Hamilton. the British film cent than the usual 70-30 ratio.
called racial inferiors. The total .
military and civilian casualties director whom we met in Beer-
The longest recorded hair was
MASSACHUSETTS MUTUAL LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY ha
caused by the Nazis in World War ; Sheba, Israel, in 1961 during pro- , that- of Swami Pandarasannadhi,
II amounted to 76,460,000 of whom 1 duetion of the Italian co-produc- the head of the Thiruvadu Thurai
nearly one-half were killed, among ! lion of "The Best of Enemies". monastery, India. His hair was
them 2,000.000 Jewish children. ; (starring David Niven. Alberto ' reported in 1949 to be 26 feet in
I Sordi and David Opotashu), now !
"The Battle Horns." produced is at the helm of "The Battle of ;length.
Britain." to be filmed by Harry
by Dick Berg for Universal,
with the same period in a some Saltzman (of "James Bond" fame)
what subdued fashion. It tells ; in 1968. not as originally an-
the story of an American sym- nounced for Paramount but for
phony orchestra whose members United Artists release. "The Bat- !
are taken prisoner by the Germans tie of Britain." a dramatic feature,
during the Battle of the Bulge. not a documentary. will depict the ::
In the still-unreleased film, di- heroic defense of England by the
rested by Ralph N e 1 s o n, two Royal Air Force in the fall of i-
Academy Award winners, Charlton 1940.
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Heston and Maximilian Schell
M - G - NT meanwhile, is preparing
portray the two protagonists of the
from the novel
American and Nazi attitude of
warfare, and peaceful endeavors. by Cornelius Ryan, the D-Day
Heston is the internationally re- account which became the theme :.
nowned symphony conductor, of 20th Century - Fox's movie,
Schell is an imperious German Longest Day." • • •
general who loves music, especially
As we mark the exit of the historic year 5727,
of the Wagnerian type. A con- : While these films deal with the
flict develops between the two cod of the Nazi leader, the French
with family and friends in extending hearti-
men when Schell demands that
shows us a youthful corporal Hitler
his prisoners present a full-scale I appearing
wishes for a Happy 5728 to the entire
concert for his ears alone, with ;
Heston equally firm in his deter-; from nowhere, just when the de-
community and to all Israel.
mination not to bow to his captor's I
the end of
wishes, even though the fate of ' i ate a village I towards
— not, before the
each of his 70 musicians hangs in ! World War
BLESSINGS ON THE
the balance. At the finish, both' Krauts had cunningly planted a ton
compromise in a not very realistic of explOsives to blow up the whole
attempt to show that there is : ; community after they themselves
mutual respect among leaders of ' had
men. The title of "The Battle I "Not yet, Adolf!", the
Horns" has just been changed to
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David L. Wolper most recently
completed a World War II epic,
"The Devil's Brigade." It deals with
the "Red Berets," a special service
unit which had its origin in the
dark days of 1940 when, lying off
the coast of occupied continental
Europe, England was under savage
attack by air and sea. While Lord
Mountbatten's commandos raided
St. Nazaire, Calais and Dieppe, the
U.S. "Red Berets" were to move
against the coast of Norway—but
before the group of General Fred-
erick (on the screen portrayed by
colonel admonishes the
corporal, thereby hinting that Hit-
ler's role in world history was still
The basic story deals with the
inmates of a lunatic asylum and
tries to prove within the realm of .;
poetic fantasy that only the "in-
sane" are sane in a world gone
mad. Alan Bates, currently por-
traying the Jewish pogrom victim
in M-G-M's "The Fixer," from the
novel by Bernard Maiamud on loca-
tion in Hungary under John Fran-
kenheinzer's direction, has the
central role of the Scottish private
who becomes "The King of Hearts"
of the feeble-minded among the
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William Holden) could be molded
into a fighting force, the operation
"David and Goliath" still is the
in the North had been disbanded.
Finally, the "Red Berets" are only motion picture so far an-
bloodied in an attack on Santa nounced that stems from the recent i
We have just ended a year of courage and-
May the year ahead be marked by equal
courage and devotion, signifying again that Israel
lives, that we are dedicated to the proposition that
Israel must be protected, and that we strive at the
same time for peace for all mankind.
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