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The Tanks Are Coming (1951)

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



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Complete credited cast:
Francis Aloysius 'Sully' Sullivan
Lieutenant Rawson
Patricia Kane
Danny Kolowicz
Sergeant Lemchek
James Dobson ...
PFC George 'Ike' Eisenhower
George O'Hanlon ...
Sergeant Tucker
John McGuire ...
Colonel Matthews


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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Release Date:

31 October 1951 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Ahí vienen los tanques  »

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Sound Mix:

(RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Did You Know?


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 »


Before the tanks move out at the beginning of the film. Lemchek is working on the tank with tools spread all over the rear deck and engine compartment. The commanding officer gives the order to pull out with no mention of the work or gathering the tools. See more »


Referenced in Family Viewing (1987) See more »


The Washington Post
Music by John Philip Sousa
Played when the tanks roll into Mons
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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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