The Odessa File

The Odessa File (1974)

Hamburg, Germany. 1963. Peter Miller is going inside the dreaded Odessa. More than a few people hope he doesn't get out... ever.

  • Genre: Drama, Thriller
  • Release Date: 1974-10-17
  • User Rating: 6.9/10 from 88 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 10min
  • Language: Deutsch
  • Production Company: John Woolf Productions
  • Production Country: Germany, United Kingdom
  • Director:
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After reading the diary of an elderly Jewish man who committed suicide, freelance journalist Peter Miller begins to investigate the alleged sighting of a former SS-Captain who commanded a concentration camp during World War II. Miller eventually finds himself involved with the powerful organisation of former SS members—called ODESSA—as well as with the Israeli secret service. Miller probes deeper and eventually discovers a link between the SS-Captain, ODESSA and his own family.

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  • Jon Voight

    as Peter Miller
  • Maximilian Schell

    as Eduard Roschmann
  • Mary Tamm

    as Sigi
  • Maria Schell

    as Frau Miller
  • Derek Jacobi

    as Klaus Wenzer
  • Peter Jeffrey

    as David Porath
  • Klaus Löwitsch

    as Gustav Mackensen
  • Kurt Meisel

    as Alfred Oster
  • Hannes Messemer

    as General Richard Glücks
  • Garfield Morgan

    as Israeli General
  • Shmuel Rodensky

    as Simon Wiesenthal
  • Ernst Schröder

    as Werner Deilmann
  • Günter Strack

    as Kunik
  • Noel Willman

    as Franz Bayer
  • Martin Brandt

    as Marx
  • Hans Caninenberg

    as Dr.Ferdinand Schultz
  • Heinz Ehrenfreund

    as Shapira
  • Alexander Golling

    as Colonel
  • Towje Kleiner

    as Salomon Tauber
  • Günter Meisner

    as General Greifer
  • Gunnar Möller

    as Karl Braun
  • Elisabeth Neumann-Viertel

    as Mrs. Wenzer
  • Christine Wodetzky

    as Gisela
  • Werner Bruhns

    as Hoffmann
  • Til Kiwe

    as Medal Shop Proprietor
  • Georg Marischka

    as Prosecution Attorney
  • Dietmar Mues

    as Wehrmacht Captain
  • Hans Wyprächtiger

    as Landlord
  • Cyril Shaps

    as Tauber's Voice (voice)
  • Herbert Fux

    as Make-up Man
  • Wolfgang Lukschy

    as Kranz
Costume & Make-Up Monika Bauert Costume Design
Production Pia Arnold Production Supervisor
Production Renate Neuchl Casting
Art Rolf Zehetbauer Production Design
Production John Woolf Producer
Editing Ralph Kemplen Editor
Directing Ronald Neame Director
Camera Oswald Morris Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Raimund Stangl Makeup Artist
Writing John Rosenberg Script Editor
Writing Kenneth Ross Screenplay
Camera Atze Glanert Second Unit Director of Photography
Costume & Make-Up Susi Krause Hairstylist
Art Werner Achmann Construction Coordinator
Writing Frederick Forsyth Novel
Directing Wieland Liebske Assistant Director
Sound Andrew Lloyd Webber Original Music Composer
Production John R. Sloan Co-Producer
Crew Osman Ragheb Dialect Coach
Directing Colin M. Brewer First Assistant Director
Production Jenia Reissar Casting
Sound Gordon K. McCallum Sound Recordist
Sound Leslie Hodgson Sound Editor
Writing George Markstein Screenplay
Directing Elaine Schreyeck Continuity
Sound Derek Ball Sound Recordist
Camera Jimmy Turrell Camera Operator
Crew Richard Richtsfeld Special Effects
Production Dieter Meyer Location Manager
Costume & Make-Up Ille Sievers Wardrobe Supervisor
Production Leonhard Gmür Location Manager
Editing Marcel Durham Assistant Editor
Production Dietmar Siegert Location Manager
Sound Anthony Bowles Conductor