Approved | | Adventure, Drama, History
In 1947, following the U.N. decision to split British Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states, a former U.S. Army officer is recruited by the Jews to reorganize the Haganah.
During filming in August 1965, John Wayne enraged Writer, Producer, and Director Melville Shavelson with his views on the Watts Riots.
Gen. Mike Randolph:
If I were running the Pentagon, I'd have you stood up against the wall. Instead, they'll probably pin a medal on you. Have you ever heard of the word *discipline*? A staff officer acting like a kid playing Cowboys-and-Indians is an example that ...
Col. David 'Mickey' Marcus: I...
Just before the attack on the fort, Kirk Douglas complains to Yul Brenner that soon it will be light enough to "read their obituaries", but its already quite bright, in fact the shadows indicate the sun is almost directly overhead.
The major events in this film actually happened. Some of them are still happening. The major characters actually lived. Many of them are still living. Although it was not easy.