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Set in German-occupied Norway, this is an embellished account of the remarkable efforts of the Norwegian resistance to sabotage the German development of the atomic bomb. Resistance fighter Knut Straud enlists the reluctant physicist Rolf Pedersen in an effort to destroy the German heavy water production plant near the village of Rjukan in rural Telemark. In the process, Pedersen discovers that his ex-wife Anna and her uncle have also joined the resistance. British commandos dispatched to destroy the plant are killed when their glider hits the mountainside at night. An improvised raid by the resistance ends in the partial destruction of the heavy water canisters, but the contingency plans of Reichskommissar Terboven enable the Germans to resume production quickly. Pedersen wants to recommend to London that the Allies bomb the plant. Straud opposes him because of the potential death toll on Norwegian civilians and a fight ensues. They send in separate recommendations, and the air raid ... Written byPeter Grosvenor

Actors: Kirk Douglas,Richard Harris,Ulla Jacobsson,Michael Redgrave,David Weston,Sebastian Breaks,John Golightly,Alan Howard,Patrick Jordan,William Marlowe,Brook Williams,Roy Dotrice,Anton Diffring,Ralph Michael,Eric Porter
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Year: 1965
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"It's tense and taut with remarkably good performances from KIRK DOUGLAS and RICHARD HARRIS especially"

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