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Paratroop Command (1959)

Approved | | Drama, War | February 1959 (USA)
A squad member of the U.S. Paratroop unit in WWII accidently shoots one of his unit. Over the forthcoming months there is some anamosity against him as they battle their way across Italy.

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A squad member of the U.S. Paratroop unit in WWII accidently shoots one of his unit. Over the forthcoming months there is some anamosity against him as they battle their way across Italy.

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The movie takes place in three main theatre of war settings: North Africa: Sicily, Italy and Salerno in Campania in south-western Italy. See more »

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The helmet of the Lieutenant (played by Ken Lynch) has a vertical white stripe on the back. In 1943, the US Army did not use the white stripes during the North Africa Campaign (vertical for officers, horizontal for NCO's). These were not added to the combat helmets until just before D-Day in 1944. See more »

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Opening credits prologue: INVASION OF AFRICA 1942 See more »

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Well above average, low-buck war flick
12 January 2000 | by (Hollywood, CA) – See all my reviews

Charlie (Bakalyan) joins the paratroops because he has failed at everything else in his life. When he accidently kills another GI, things really take a turn down. The cast of relative unknowns does a fine job, and Bakalyan shows flashes of brilliant acting ability that thus far have gone undiscovered. This one is low-buck all the way, puts stock war footage to good use, but well worth catching on the late show.


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