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Cast a Giant Shadow

Directed by: Melville Shavelson
146 Minutes, 1966

This film is a fictionalized account of the experiences of Colonel David “Mickey” Marcus, a Jewish American military officer who commanded units of the fledgling Israel Defense Forces during the 1948 Arab-Israeli War. Following the 1947 UN decision to split British Mandatory Palestine into separate Jewish and Palestinian states, Marcus is recruited to help the Jews reorganize the Haganah into an army. 


Director: Melville Shavelson

Producer: Melville Shavelson

Cast: Kirk Douglas

Cast: Senta Berger

Cast: Stathis Giallelis

Cast: James Donald

Cast: Yul Brynner

Cast: Frank Sinatra

Cast: Angie Dickinson

Cast: Chaim Topol

Cast: John Wayne

Cast: Michael Hordern

Writer: Ted Berkman

Writer: Melville Shavelson

Editor: Bert Bates

Editor: Gene Ruggiero

Cinematographer: Aldo Tonti

Original music: Elmer Bernstein