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The Glory Brigade (1953)

Approved | | Action, Drama, War | 20 May 1953 (USA)
During the Korean War, an American unit of combat engineers must work with Greek troops in order to perform a reconnaissance mission behind Communist lines.

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Lt. Sam Pryor
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Lt. Niklas
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Cpl. Bowman
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Sgt. Johnson
Nick Dennis ...
Cpl. Marakis
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Sgt. Chuck Anderson
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Pvt. 'Stoney' Stone
Russell Evans ...
Pvt. Taylor
Henry Kulky ...
Sgt. 'Smitty' Smitkowsky
Gregg Martell ...
Pvt. Ryan
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During the Korean War Lt. Sam Pryor volunteers his platoon to escort Greek troops to perform a reconnaissance mission behind Communist lines. Due to his Greek heritage Pryor is initially proud to accompany the Greek contingent but his feelings change to scorn and mistrust when what he believes is cowardice shown by the Greek soldiers and their leaders results in the near annihiliation of his own platoon. An uneasy alliance is maintained between the US and Greek troops as the enemy's true objective is learned. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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You'll Never Love So Hard In Your Life... as these hard-hitting guys hit the dirt... and come up fighting!

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Action | Drama | War

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20 May 1953 (USA)  »

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Baptism of Fire  »

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Budget:

$850,000 (estimated)
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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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Special effects crew member Jess Wolf died from injuries suffered while working on a dynamite blast for the film. See more »

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Maj. Sauer: Where's the sugar? Everytime I retake this hut I can't find the sugar. I've been in and out of here so many times, I'm beginning to feel like a yo-yo.
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A film for b-movie war and Victor Mature fans and Lee Marvin completists.....
29 March 2011 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

This is a pretty average small-scale war-movie, in which a platoon of American soldiers show themselves to be tougher, braver and cleverer than the Greek soldiers they have to join forces with. It's standard stuff all round, Victor Mature agonises, his colleagues wisecrack and the Greeks redeem themselves by the end.

I waited thirty years to see this film because Lee Marvin was given third billing. But all he does in the film is sit at a radio, wearing glasses, with the occasional bit of insubstantial dialogue. In fact he should have got tenth or eleventh billing, but one assumes that, following his success in "The Big Heat", the publicity boys decided to 'use' his name.

I felt cheated, which probably accounts for my not liking the film a bit more.


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