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An American tank crew fights its way into Germany in World War II.

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Steve Cochran ...
Francis Aloysius 'Sully' Sullivan
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Lieutenant Rawson
Mari Aldon ...
Patricia Kane
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Danny Kolowicz
Harry Bellaver ...
Sergeant Lemchek
James Dobson ...
PFC George 'Ike' Eisenhower
George O'Hanlon ...
Sergeant Tucker
John McGuire ...
Colonel Matthews
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An American tank crew fights its way into Germany in World War II.

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The Happy, Scrappy Story of those Hit-'Em-First Heroes!

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31 October 1951 (USA)  »

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In all of his films, Samuel Fuller--who wrote the story for this film, but not the screenplay--has a character named "Lemcheck". In this film it's a sergeant, played by Harry Bellaver.\ See more »

Goofs

The main characters are assigned to crew an M26 Pershing tank armed with a 90 millimeter gun, with which they breach the Siegfried Line in Germany sometime in the Fall of 1944. In actuality, the M26 Pershing did not become operational until February 1945. Furthermore, the actual tank used in the movie was an M46 Patton, a post-World War II upgrade of the M26 which did not enter service until 1949. See more »

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The Washington Post
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Music by John Philip Sousa
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Great cast
18 June 2004 | by (Salzburg, Austria) – See all my reviews

What a great cast this is. Steve Cochran is perfect in the role of the hard uncompromising. His character is near to a villain what he often played. But "Sully" turns out as a real hero in an "Audie-Murphy-style". Also very interesting is Philip Carey as Lieutenant. He only was 25 at this time but he radiates wisdom and superior style. All the supporting players are also good although I only knew John McIntire before. The characters are well developed and Lewis Seiler also directed the action sequences very thrilling.

All in all it is an entertaining movie which certainly only shows one side of the medal.


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