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The Last Blitzkrieg (1959)

Approved | | War, Drama | 1959 (UK)
The fanatical son of a Nazi General leads a squad of German commandos, disguised as American Troops, behind the lines in order to sabotage the Allied Forces. Stars Van Johnson, Kerwin Matthews, Dick York and Larry Storch.

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Sgt. Hans Von Kroner / Sgt. Leonard Richardson
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Wilitz
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Sgt. Ludwig
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Ennis
Lise Bourdin ...
Monique
Han Bentz van den Berg ...
Colonel von Ruppel (as Han Bentz V.D. Berg)
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Sergeant Steiner
Robert Boon ...
Kirsch
Ton van Duinhoven ...
Hoffner (as Ton Van Duinhoven)
Gijsbert Tersteeg ...
Colonel Eindorf
Charles Rosenblum ...
Schwarz
Steye van Brandenberg ...
Lt. Wheeler
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Captain Levin (as Montgomery Ford)
Herb Grika ...
Cpl. Wilson
Chris Baay ...
Captain Bruger
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The fanatical son of a Nazi General leads a squad of German commandos, disguised as American Troops, behind the lines in order to sabotage the Allied Forces. Stars Van Johnson, Kerwin Matthews, Dick York and Larry Storch.

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Crisis of Conscience.
25 August 2015 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

The 23rd Infantry, U.S. Army, 1944 - Ardennes, Holland. Something is not quite right with this band of soldiers...

Directed by Arthur Dreifuss, written by Lou Morheim, The Last Blitzkrieg stars Van Johnson, Dick York and Kerwin Matthews. Filmed on location in Holland, music is by Hugo de Groot and cinematography by Ted Scaife.

Poor. The story is actually a good one, coming at things from a German undercover perspective, it's nice to see the other side of the coin. Unfortunately, with the exception of York, the acting is borderline farcical. The makers pad out the picture with newsreel footage, while asking us to wait till the last quarter of film before we get some acting action worthy of the title (competently staged). But just when you think you could possible forgive it its sins, it pulls a dead rabbit out of the hat and delivers a turn of events that quite frankly stinks. Nice to see proper use of radio protocol for a change though! 4/10


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