Oliver Reed in "Hannibal Brooks"
Oliver Reed in "Hannibal Brooks"

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.