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Screaming Eagles (1956)

"Screaming Eagles" is a historical drama about paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division fighting during the D-Day Invasion in June of 1944. The title was the Division's nickname. nickname.

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Pvt. Mason
Jan Merlin ...
Lt. Pauling
Alvy Moore ...
Pvt. Grimes
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Pvt. Corliss
Jacqueline Beer ...
Marianne
Joe Di Reda ...
Pvt. Dubrowski (as Joe di Reda)
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Pvt. Lambert
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Cpl. Dreef
Pat Conway ...
Sgt. Forrest
Edward G. Robinson Jr. ...
Pvt. Smith
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Pvt. Talbot
Paul Smith ...
Pvt. Foley
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Pvt. Hernandez (as Bobby Blake)
Robert Roark ...
Pvt. Torren
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Pvt. Peterson (as Bob Dix)
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"Screaming Eagles" is a historical drama about paratroopers of the 101st Airborne Division fighting during the D-Day Invasion in June of 1944. The title was the Division's nickname. nickname.

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Tough as They Come!

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Drama | War

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27 May 1956 (USA)  »

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De stridande djävlarna  »

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The uniforms and equipment the U.S. paratroopers wear in the film are fairly realistic for the D-Day period, including the white "card suit" markings the 101st Airborne Division used on the sides of their helmets to identify sub-units in the Division. The paratrooper's helmets in the film carry the heart suit of the 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment. See more »

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The final shot of the film, when Marianne waves to the departing Lt. Pauling and Private Mason, is reversed, or "flipped," as the 101st Airborne "Screaming Eagle" shoulder patch on the jump jacket she's wearing is on the right shoulder. The patches were worn on the left shoulder. See more »

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Interesting plot twists that make this better than many war movies.
17 February 2000 | by (Louisiana) – See all my reviews

One interesting thing about watching multi-character movies is the increased chance of spotting future stars. War movies are good for doing that especially. In this movie, several minor actors became bigger stars. Another highlight of this movie are the use of script devices that add energy to the plot. Imagine being blind behind enemy lines. Or become frustrated with language barriers to the point of using creativity to overcome that hindrance. It is worth a look.


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