The Night of the Generals is a 1967 suspense thriller film directed by Anatole Litvak. Set during World War II, the story was adapted from the novel of the same name by Hans Hellmut Kirst. It stars Peter O'Toole, Omar Sharif, Tom Courtenay, Donald Pleasence, Joanna Pettet and Philippe Noiret.
The film was produced by Sam Spiegel and, with a musical score by Maurice Jarre. The screenplay was written by Paul Dehn and Joseph Kessel. Gore Vidal also contributed to the screenplay but was uncredited. Much of the film, a British/French co-production, was shot on location in Warsaw, which was exceptionally rare for a major Western film at the height of the Cold War.
The murder of a prostitute in Nazi-occupied Warsaw in 1942 draws Abwehr Major Grau (Omar Sharif) into an investigation where the evidence points to the killer being one of three German general officers: General von Seydlitz-Gabler (Charles Gray), General Kahlenberg (Donald Pleasence), his chief of staff, and General Tanz (Peter O'Toole). Grau's investigation is cut short by his summary transfer to Paris at the instigation of these officers. After the war, the murder of a third prostitute in Hamburg in 1965 draws the attention