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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 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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27 May 1956 (USA)  »

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De stridande djävlarna  »

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1.85 : 1
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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 and unusual
2 September 2002 | by (New York) – See all my reviews

Tom Tryon's first movie. He is over the top as being the most unlikeable soldier in the 101st Division. Some 20 miles behind German lines on Day-D minus 12 hours they are casually taking prisioners. They encounter a tri-lingual French woman for sweet talking the Germans who let them pass thru to the American lines in the North. It's all highly improbable. The bad attitude shown by Private Mason (Tryon) should have gotten him transfered into a less critical position. I think of all the unlikely things in this movie, the fact that no one beats the stuffing out of Mason is the most unusual thing about the movie. Another strange thing about this movie, is that the unit doesn't accomplish its mission, you get reminded at the end what they were supposed to do in the first place.


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