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Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on ‘Hannibal Brooks,’ Starring an Elephant-Rescuing Oliver Reed

Trailers from Hell: Larry Karaszewski on 'Hannibal Brooks,' Starring an Elephant-Rescuing Oliver Reed

Oliver Reed Week! concludes at Trailers from Hell with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Michael Winner’s “Hannibal Brooks,” starring Reed as an escaped POW who rescues an elephant from a bombed-out Nazi zoo and tries to get her to Switzerland.

From director Winner’s early unpredictable period
comes this curate’s egg of a WW II movie aimed, apparently, at families and
counterculture fans of Bonnie and Clyde second banana Michael J. Pollard. Based on the true life story of
Olga, an elephant rescued from the Vienna Zoo in 1944. This is a textless
trailer, which accounts for the opening seconds of black background.


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