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Attack (1956)

 -  Drama | War | Action  -  17 October 1956 (USA)
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During the closing days of WWII, a National Guard Infantry Company is assigned the task of setting up artillery observation posts in a strategic area. Lieutenant Costa knows that Cooney is ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Lt. Joe Costa, Fox Co.
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Capt. Erskine Cooney
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Lt. Col. Clyde Bartlett, CO, White Battalion
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Pfc. Bernstein
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Pvt. Snowden
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Sfc. Tolliver, Fox Co.
Jon Shepodd ...
Cpl. John Jackson, Fox Co. (communications)
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SS Captain (as Peter Van Eyck)
James Goodwin ...
Pfc. Ricks (as Jimmy Goodwin)
Steven Geray ...
Otto, German NCO
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Pvt. Jacob R. Abramowitz (radioman) (as Judson Taylor)
Louis Mercier ...
Brouise (French blacksmith)
Henry Rowland ...
German with Binoculars
Mike Ragan ...
Soldier with binoculars
Ron McNeil ...
Pfc. Jones
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During the closing days of WWII, a National Guard Infantry Company is assigned the task of setting up artillery observation posts in a strategic area. Lieutenant Costa knows that Cooney is in command only because of 'connections' he had made state-side. Costa has serious doubts concerning Cooneys' ability to lead the group. When Cooney sends Costa and his men out, and refuses to re-enforce them, Costa swears revenge. Written by Buxx Banner <buxx572@aol.com>

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17 October 1956 (USA)  »

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$750,000 (estimated)
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Feature film movie debut for actor William Smithers portraying Lieutenant Harold 'Harry' Woodruff. Smithers prior to this role had only worked in television. See more »

Goofs

Throughout the picture, German infantrymen use what seems to be some variation of the water-cooled Browning 30-caliber machine gun, which was a U.S. weapon. Also, the German tanks don't resemble any Panzers in use during World War II. See more »

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Costa: Listen to me, Cooney! If you put me and my men in a wringer - -if you send us out there and let us hang - -I swear, I swear by all that's holy, I'll come back. I'll come back and take this grenade and shove it down your throat and pull the pin!
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One of the best
21 June 2000 | by See all my reviews

One of the best war films ever made, this gritty little-known gem features Jack Palance in perhaps his best role. The dynamics of a small infantry unit just about at the end of its tether in WWII Europe are portrayed extremely realistically. Eddie Albert, Lee Marvin, and Buddy Ebsen give great supporting performances.

The film is in B&W and has all the dirt and sweatiness and fear that is characteristic of really good work done in the 1950's.

No pretty boys here


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