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Uploaded on Feb 23, 2012
Stephen "Hannibal" Brooks (Oliver Reed) is a British prisoner of war officer put to work in a Munich zoo, looking after an Asian elephant called Lucy. When the zoo is bombed by the Americans the zoo's director (Eric Jelde) determines it is unsafe for the elephant to remain there. So he sends Brooks along with hostile German soldier Kurt (Peter Carsten), a friendly German soldier named Willy (Helmut Lohner) and Vronia, a female cook to accompany the elephant to Innsbruck Zoo via train.
They are forced to walk when an SS commander (Wolfgang Preiss) tells Brooks that the elephant is not allowed on the train. In Austria, Kurt threatens to shoot Lucy whilst drunk and Brooks accidentally kills Kurt. Brooks, Lucy, Willy and Vronia are forced to run towards the Swiss border. Half way there, Lucy gets mumps, so Brooks had to get an Austrian doctor (Ralf Wolter) to look after her.
They are helped along the way by an American escapee named Packy (Michael J. Pollard) who has formed a group of partisans to fight the Germans in Austria, after many run-ins with the Nazis.
When Brooks gets close to the border with Lucy, he is met with German Col. von Haller (Preiss), the SS commander who told him to walk to Switzerland. After another long fight with the Germans, they eventually make it to Switzerland.