Four young French Army officers volunteer to join the Foreign Legion to fight in Dien Bien Phu (Vietnam) in 1954.




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Capt. Guy Bertrand (as Jack Sernas)
Capt. Jean Callaux
Gen. Christian De Castries
Lt. Heinrich Heldman
Sgt. Taite
Norman Dupont ...
Lt. André Maupin
Lawrence Dobkin ...
Maj. Maurice Bonet
Gisele Bonet (as Pat Blake)
Jacqueline (as Irene Montwill)
Alberto Morin ...
Maj. Riviere
Maurice Marsac ...
Capt. LeRoy
Louis Mercier ...
Capt. Darbley
Peter Bourne ...
Lt. Robert
Roger Valmy ...
Maj. Lamoreaux
Leon Lontoc ...
Lt. Pham


Four young French Army officers volunteer to join the Foreign Legion to fight in Dien Bien Phu (Vietnam) in 1954.

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Release Date:

20 June 1955 (UK)  »

Also Known As:

Cehenneme Atlayis  »

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(RCA Sound Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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Film debut of Patricia Blair. See more »

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You all volunteered to go to Dien Bien Phu but you didn't volunteer to go this way!
19 December 2015 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** Movie loaded with great battle scenes as well as cold war propaganda about the epic battle and siege of DienBienPhu in Northern Vietnam and the men of the French Foreign Legion and free Vietnamese nation who fought and died there. It's the spring of 1954 and the Communist Viet Mihn-forerunners of the Viet Cong of the 1960's and 70's- are making a last major assault of the last French resistance point in Indochina the jungle footless of Dienbienfhu that's being held by a desperate force of some 12,000 French legionnaires and Free Veitnemese troops. Lead by Viet Minh commander General Ngeyn Von Giap the Viet Minh-named after Commie leader Ho Chi Mnih- have so completely surrounded the French fortress that the only way to supply it is by air.

It's French General De Castries, Arnold Moss, who plans to hold off the wave after wave of attacks until the last man as well as bullet is killed and exhausted knowing the hopeless situation, in being out numbered by the commie Viet Minh as much as 10 to 1, that only a metrical can save him and his men. And that is all but gone when an air drop is ambushed by the Viet Minh who end up massacring most of the men dropped by air into Dienbienphu. All that's now left is for a last as well as suicidal assault by the Viet Minh to put a final end to the French control of Indochinma as the now 56 day siege of the Dienbienphu is about to come to an end.

***SPOILERS*** Great war footage, real and acted, as well as 1950's cold war propaganda in how the French were fighting for only the freedom and survival of the free Vietnamese people not their own imperialism makes this movie one of a kind in for-telling what was soon to come when the US was to take it's place in Vietnam and sadly suffer-some 20 years later- the same fate. The end came on May 7, 1954 when the Viet Minh broke through the last French defenses and overran the fortress. It was no easy victory for victorious Viet Minh losing 7,000 to 10,000 men in the battle compared to the loss of some 3,000 French legionaries and their Vietnamese allies. But it was to mark the final collapses of the French imperialist empire that lasted for almost 150 years with French controlled Algeria soon to explode and throw out its French occupiers before the year-1954-is over.

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