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Peter O'Toole question

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The movie "Manhunt" was based on the novel "Rogue Male". I could have swore that Peter O'Toole played in a movie based on the novel in the mid 60's. I vaguely remember him being hauled out of an underground cave and captured or arrested. I know it's not much to go on, but does anyone else remember a movie such as this or another movie based on "Rogue Male" by author Geoffrey Household?

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Movies O'Toole appeared in during the 60's, courtesty of imdb.com:

 

# Goodbye, Mr. Chips (1969) .... Arthur Chipping

# Great Catherine (1968) .... Capt. Charles Edstaston

# The Lion in Winter (1968) .... Henry II

# Present Laughter (1968) (TV)

# Casino Royale (1967) (uncredited) .... Piper

... aka Charles K. Feldman's Casino Royale

# The Night of the Generals (1967) .... General Tanz

... aka Nuit des g?n?raux, La (France)

... aka Tank Force (Philippines: English title)

# The Bible: In the Beginning... (1966) .... The Three Angels

... aka Bibbia, La (Italy)

... aka The Bible (USA: short title)

# How to Steal a Million (1966) .... Simon Dermott

... aka How to Steal a Million Dollars and Live Happily Ever After

... aka William Wyler's How to Steal a Million (USA: complete title)

# The Sandpiper (1965) (voice) (uncredited)

# What's New, Pussycat (1965) .... Michael James

... aka Quoi de neuf, Pussycat? (France)

# Lord Jim (1965) .... Lord Jim

# Becket (1964) .... King Henry II

# Lawrence of Arabia (1962) .... T.E. Lawrence

# The Savage Innocents (1960) .... First Trooper

... aka Dents du diable, Les (France)

... aka Ombre bianche (Italy)

# The Day They Robbed the Bank of England (1960) .... Captain Fitch

# Kidnapped (1960) .... Robin MacGregor

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You're not imagining things, but you're off by a decade and the medium for which the film was made.

 

O'Toole played Captain Robert Thorndyke (first played by Walter Pidgeon in Fritz Lang's MAN-HUNT [20th Century-Fox, 1941]) in the 1976 television movie Rogue Male, directed by the journeyman Clive Donner. Though O'Toole is far more interesting than Pidgeon in the role, the film is decidely inferior to the one made by Lang, who was, after all, a master of the thriller genre. Lang's was also more topical, in that Britain was imperiled by war when the film was made, and it was intended as pro-British propaganda for an America that was still a neutral country at the time of the movie's release.

 

Interestingly, one of the actors in the 1976 film is 2005 Nobel Prize-winning playwright Harold Pinter.

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