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Hannibal Brooks

Released 1969
Distributor United Artists

From director Michael 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. Escaped POW Oliver Reed rescues an elephant from a bombed-out Nazi zoo and tries to get her to Switzerland in a scenario 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.

About Larry Karaszewski

Larry Karaszewski and his writing/directing/producing partner Scott Alexander are best known for writing unusual true stories.  Their current release is “Dolemite is My Name” featuring Eddie Murphy as Rudy Ray Moore. The duo previously created the hit television miniseries “The People v O.J. Simpson: American Crime Story” for which they won the Golden Globe, Emmy, PGA and WGA Awards. They also won the Golden Globe and WGA Award for the film “The People vs Larry Flynt.” Other movies include the Oscar winning “Ed Wood” (WGA nomination), “Big Eyes” (Independent Spirit nomination), “Auto Focus" and “Man on the Moon.” The team has been inducted into the Final Draft Screenwriting Hall of Fame.  Larry is also a Governor for writers branch, co-chair of the International Feature Film category, and a Vice President of the Academy of Motion Pictures Arts and Sciences.