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Tank Force (1958)

No Time to Die (original title)
Daniel Thatcher is an American sergeant serving with a British tank corps in North Africa. He and most of his unit are captured by the Germans, who learn his identity as a man who once ... See full summary »

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Thatcher
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Kendall
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Noakes
Bonar Colleano ...
The Pole
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Carola
Sean Kelly ...
Bartlett
Kenneth Fortescue ...
Johnson
Anne Aubrey ...
Italian Girl
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Camp Commandant
Alfred Burke ...
Captain Ritter
David Lodge ...
Patterson
Maxwell Shaw ...
The Sheikh
Alan Tilvern ...
Silverio
George Pravda ...
German Sergt.
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1st. English Soldier
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Daniel Thatcher is an American sergeant serving with a British tank corps in North Africa. He and most of his unit are captured by the Germans, who learn his identity as a man who once tried to assassinate Josef Goebbels, Hitler's right-hand man. Thatcher's wife was killed in the concentration camps, and now, after his failed attempt to kill the Nazi leader, Thatcher is a real prize for his captors. But Thatcher prefers not to go back to Germany as a prize, so he leads his fellow tankers in an escape attempt. Written by Jim Beaver <jumblejim@prodigy.net>

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August 1958 (USA)  »

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(Westrex Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

The "Tiger" tanks shown in the movie are British Centurion tanks painted with German insignia. See more »

Goofs

The German Captain Ritter takes Sgt. David Thatcher to a POW camp run by the Italians. At the camp are several trucks purporting to belong to the Italian army. They are British Bedford 3 ton 4 x 4 GS QLs with right hand drive and were only used by British forces in the desert of North Africa during WWII. There is also a British Austin K2 Ambulance present at the POW camp. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. David H. Thatcher: He's not worth saving, not even for THAT!
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Referenced in Terence Young: Bond Vivant (2000) See more »

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Enjoyable desert adventure, WW2 style
18 September 2016 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I caught this on TV under the title TANK FORCE. It's a British WW2 movie made up to look like an American film with Victor Mature as the imported lead and to the film's credit it always convinces as a bigger budgeted production. While scenes of tank warfare are limited to moments at the beginning and end, for the most part this is a fitfully exciting desert adventure with some suspense and incident to see it through.

The film features a mature Mature and a very good Leo Genn as allies who are sent to an Italian prisoner of war camp in North Africa and who vow to escape. The supporting cast is populated by the familiar faces of Anthony Newley, Percy Herbert, George Coulouris, and many others. Once the plot gets going it trundles along quite nicely with the usual run of plot twists, betrayals, and sudden death, and there's even time for a scene of romance or two here and there. Genn in particular is very good as the Brit with the stiff upper lip and the exciting climax rounds things off quite nicely.


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