IMDb > The Glory Brigade (1953)
The Glory Brigade
Top Links
trailers and videosfull cast and crewtriviaofficial sitesmemorable quotes
main detailscombined detailsfull cast and crewcompany credits
Awards & Reviews
user reviewsexternal reviewsawardsuser ratingsparents guide
Plot & Quotes
plot summarysynopsisplot keywordsmemorable quotes
Did You Know?
triviagoofssoundtrack listingcrazy creditsalternate versionsmovie connectionsFAQ
Other Info
box office/businessrelease datesfilming locationstechnical specsliterature listingsNewsDesk
taglines trailers and videos posters photo gallery
External Links
showtimesofficial sitesmiscellaneousphotographssound clipsvideo clips

The Glory Brigade (1953) More at IMDbPro »

Photos (See all 6 | slideshow)


User Rating:
6.1/10   206 votes »
Your Rating:
Saving vote...
Deleting vote...
/10   (delete | history)
Sorry, there was a problem
Popularity: ?
Up 14% in popularity this week. See why on IMDbPro.
Franklin Coen (writer)
View company contact information for The Glory Brigade on IMDbPro.
Release Date:
20 May 1953 (USA) See more »
You'll Never Love So Hard In Your Life... as these hard-hitting guys hit the dirt... and come up fighting!
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. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
Won Golden Globe. See more »
User Reviews:
Decent war melodrama See more (7 total) »


  (in credits order) (complete, awaiting verification)

Victor Mature ... Lt. Sam Pryor

Alexander Scourby ... Lt. Niklas

Lee Marvin ... Cpl. Bowman

Richard Egan ... Sgt. Johnson
Nick Dennis ... Cpl. Marakis

Roy Roberts ... Sgt. Chuck Anderson

Alvy Moore ... Pvt. 'Stoney' Stone
Russell Evans ... Pvt. Taylor
Henry Kulky ... Sgt. 'Smitty' Smitkowsky
Gregg Martell ... Pvt. Ryan
rest of cast listed alphabetically:

Henry Beckman ... Soldier (uncredited)
Frank Gerstle ... Maj. Sauer (uncredited)
John Haretakis ... Greek Soldier (uncredited)

Jonathan Hole ... Col. Peterson (uncredited)
Lamont Johnson ... Capt. Adams (uncredited)
Archer MacDonald ... Sgt. Kress (uncredited)

Peter Mamakos ... Col. Kallicles (uncredited)
George Michaelides ... Pvt. Nemos (uncredited)

Nico Minardos ... Greek Soldier (uncredited)
Costas Morfis ... Greek Soldier (uncredited)

Alberto Morin ... Sgt. Lykos (uncredited)
Stewart Nedd ... Lt. Jorgenson (uncredited)
Father Patrinakos ... Chaplain (uncredited)
George Saris ... Medic (uncredited)
John Verros ... Capt. Charos (uncredited)

Carleton Young ... Capt. Hal Davis (uncredited)

Directed by
Robert D. Webb 
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Franklin Coen  writer

Produced by
William Bloom .... producer
Cinematography by
Lucien Ballard 
Film Editing by
Mario Morra 
Art Direction by
Lewis H. Creber 
Lyle R. Wheeler 
Set Decoration by
Fred J. Rode 
Makeup Department
Ben Nye .... makeup artist
Ernie Parks .... makeup artist (as Ernie Park)
Lynn F. Reynolds .... makeup artist
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Eli Dunn .... assistant director
Jack Sonntag .... second assistant director
Paul Wurtzel .... second assistant director
Sound Department
Charles Cole .... sound recordist
W.D. Flick .... sound
Paul Gilbert .... boom operator
Harry M. Leonard .... sound
Hal Lombard .... cable man
Special Effects by
Jess Wolf .... special effects technician
Visual Effects by
Ray Kellogg .... special photographic effects
Camera and Electrical Department
Don Anderson .... camera operator
Jack Brown .... gaffer
Arthur Lane .... camera operator
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Reeder P. Boss .... wardrobe
Jesse Munden .... wardrobe
Sam Benson .... wardrobe supervisor (uncredited)
Location Management
Robert Sunderland .... location manager
Music Department
Lionel Newman .... musical director
Other crew
Edward Arnold .... auditor
Irving Cooper .... script supervisor
Herschel Daugherty .... dialogue director
James Harakas .... technical advisor: Greek speech and customs
William J. Knickerbocker .... technical advisor: military
Matt Mattox .... choreographer
Paul Nord .... technical advisor

Production CompaniesDistributors

Additional Details

Also Known As:
82 min
Aspect Ratio:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Sweden:15 | UK:U | USA:Approved (PCA #16116)

Did You Know?

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


This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.
9 out of 11 people found the following review useful.
Decent war melodrama, 22 January 2003
Author: MadCow5703

This film is a decent war melodrama as well as a vehicle for star Victor Mature. It tells a somewhat engaging tale of an American platoon cooperating with a Greek platoon during the Korean war. The filmmakers use the distrust these platoons have for one another as a comment on racism and, ultimately, a slightly heavyhanded lesson on looking past differences to work together against a greater enemy. But the film has some rousing battle scenes, few and far between as they may be, and it's heart is certainly in the right place. The acting is mostly good, especially from the intensely watchable Lee Marvin, who is the primary reason I saw this film. He is my favorite actor and I jumped at the opportunity to see this little seen movie which is not available on home video at present time. He plays the demolitionist in Mature's platoon, just one of several random soldiers, really. Lee's role is small, but he does the most he can with the character and screen time he has. Fans will be interested to note that Marvin's character wears glasses, one of the few times he has ever been seen wearing them in films, or anywhere else for that matter. All in all "The Glory Brigade" isn't much better than fair, but Marvin and Mature fans may want to check it out.

Was the above review useful to you?
See more (7 total) »


If you enjoyed this title, our database also recommends:
- - - - -
The Steel Helmet Heartbreak Ridge Fixed Bayonets! Behind Enemy Lines Time Limit
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
IMDb User Rating:
Show more recommendations

Related Links

Full cast and crew Company credits External reviews
IMDb Action section IMDb USA section

You may report errors and omissions on this page to the IMDb database managers. They will be examined and if approved will be included in a future update. Clicking the 'Edit page' button will take you through a step-by-step process.