Michael Rennie


Isn't that the voice of Michael Rennie in an uncredited appearance?

It sure sounds like him.

I know he did The Desert Rats and the 1953 Titanic as narrarator, uncredited.


"Listen, I don't tan, I don't burn, I implode."

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Yes, that is Rennie. His name ought to appear in the Uncredited
section below. Just hope he got the check!

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Rennie's voice is so distinctive. Yes, it is he who does the narration, speaking as the the real-life character of the author of the "Rommel" book, Desmond Young. Young appears, as himself, at the beginning of the movie and if you watch/listen very carefully you will notice Rennie also dubs all of Young's speaking parts - where he meets Rommel.


Ad hoc ad hoc and quid quo pro
So little time, so much to know...

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Ironically, a decade later Rennie played Rommel's nemesis, British General Bernard Montgomery in "The Battle of El Alamein", an Italian film about Rommel's ultimate defeat in North Africa. Mason's film did not get into Rommel's raging contempt for his cowardly "allies", the Italians. The Italian film did, and truthfully revealed how Rommel deliberately sacrificed the Italians to save his precious Afrika Korps.

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Michael Rennie was ill The Day the Earth Stood Still

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And Flash Gordon was there in silver underwear.



-Make it so!

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Michael Rennie's the Captain of the submarine in the opening of the film. He's distinctive and impossible to mistake for anyone else.

-another denizen of the dark.

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Before I looked it up, I thought the narrator was Peter Lawford!

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I'm a huge Michael Rennie fan and I thought the narrator was Peter Lawford as well! Excellent movie.

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Thanks for responding after a year and a half! (I get the e-mail notices of responses.) Yes, this is an excellent movie, and I will watch every time it comes on. I'm a Michael Rennie fan also, and never realized Peter Lawford sounded just like him until this movie.

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