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Combat Squad (1953)

Approved | | War, Drama | 1 October 1953 (USA)
A plotless shot-on-the-lot and sound-stage Korean War entry that is even below the standard of house producer Sam Katzman, which is understandable when the name of Jerry Thomas, the ... See full summary »

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Sgt. Ken 'Fletch' Fletcher
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Martin
Hal March ...
Henry Gordon
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Medic Brown
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Fred Jones
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Marley
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Sgt. Wiley
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Captain Johnson (as Tris Coffin)
David Holt ...
Garvin
Dick Fortune ...
Kenson
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Lewis
Jill Hollingsworth ...
Yvonne
Linda Danson ...
Anne
Neva Gilbert ...
Virginia
Eileen Howe ...
Patricia
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A plotless shot-on-the-lot and sound-stage Korean War entry that is even below the standard of house producer Sam Katzman, which is understandable when the name of Jerry Thomas, the producer of Lash LaRue PRC westerns, shows up as the producer. A small platoon of American infantry, led by Sergeant Fletcher, captures a cave and smashes a roadblock and then heads back for some "R n' R" with some U.S.O hostesses. Then they clean some snipers out of a thicket, accomplished with the aid of a raw recruit, Martin. Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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korean war | korea | See All (2) »

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Fury Breaks Loose!

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War | Drama

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1 October 1953 (USA)  »

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Eleftheroi skopeftai  »

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(RCA Sound System)

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Poorly done Korean War drama
27 May 2002 | by (Tecumseh ok) – See all my reviews

During the fifties, Hollywood displayed the ability to crank out some very good "B" war flicks-"The Steel Helmet"(1951), "The Silent Raiders"(1954, and "Paratroop Command"(1958)-however this one is not good. Surprisingly, we have here a cast and crew of tried and true low budget movies, but the bad script, miniscule budget, and lack of direction heads this one South fast. The script and direction never allow the viewer to feel any empathy for the characters, the attempts at G.I. humor fall flat. Ireland seems to be walking through this one in a stupor and it was to be the last big screen appearance for McCallister, who for so many years played the Kid in big budget productions. Maybe he saw the early rushes of this one and decided to call it quits. No one could blame him!


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