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Immortal Sergeant (1943)

Approved | | Drama, War | 29 April 1943 (Sweden)
During a WW2 patrol in the North-African desert, a Canadian corporal reminisces about his sweetheart and must lead his platoon when the sergeant gets wounded.

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Out on patrol in the war-time desert a Canadian corporal reminisces about the woman he has left behind in London and ponders whether she will fall for the charms of his rival in love. At the same time he worries about how he would get on with his outfit if his crack sergeant was not there to guide him. Circumstances combine to give answers to both questions. Written by Jeremy Perkins <jwp@aber.ac.uk>

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Many heroic stories will come out of this war ... but there will never be a greater one than this !

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When the survivors come across the vehicle tracks after the attack on the Italian armoured car, multiple shadows of the soldiers can be seen, indicating multiple light sources. See more »

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Valentine Lee: I feel guilty being here
Cpl. Colin Spence: Why don't you like the water?
Valentine Lee: Ooh, I love it, but I should be working.
Cpl. Colin Spence: Oh it too hot to work beside this is my first leave you owe it to me.
Valentine Lee: [laughs] I broken an engagement to be with you, you know
Cpl. Colin Spence: Tom?
[She nods]
Cpl. Colin Spence: Does he know your not going to be there?
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Immortal Sergeant Lives On ***
3 May 2008 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Henry Fonda looks just like he appeared in 1940's "The Grapes of Wrath."

This is quite a good film detailing several soldiers caught in Africa during World War 11 and how they eventually overcome their perils.

Thomas Mitchell, as the old-time sergeant is a standout here. There is able support by Allyn Joslyn, Reginald Gardiner and others.

Maureen O'Hara is used mainly in flashbacks here as Fonda thinks back of his past while trying to lead his men to freedom.

The ending seems rushed up as Fonda wakes up in the hospital and is told how they got out of their predicament.


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