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Ski Troop Attack (1960)

 |  Action, War  |  8 April 1960 (USA)
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An American patrol has to cross behind enemy lines by skis in order to blow up an important railroad bridge. The task is made harder by conflicts between the platoon's veteran sergeant and ... See full summary »

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Lt. Factor
Frank Wolff ...
Sgt. Potter
Wally Campo ...
Pvt. Ed Ciccola
Richard Sinatra ...
Pvt. Herman Grammelsbacher
James Hoffman ...
German Ski Patrol
Chan Biggs ...
German Ski Patrol
Tom Staley ...
German Ski Patrol
David Mackie ...
German Ski Patrol
Skeeter Bayer ...
German Ski Patrol
Wayne Lasher ...
German Ski Patrol
Sheila Noonan ...
Frau Karl Heinsdorf (as Sheila Carol)
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An American patrol has to cross behind enemy lines by skis in order to blow up an important railroad bridge. The task is made harder by conflicts between the platoon's veteran sergeant and its inexperienced lieutenant and by constant attacks by pursuing German troops. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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They Turned a White Hell Red with Enemy Blood!

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Assalto della fanteria di montagna  »

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Roger Corman had his actors positioned for a ski run down a mountain of virgin snow. When he called for action on his bullhorn, however, the sound waves started an avalanche. No one was hurt, but Corman was frustrated by this unplanned event. There was only one thing he could do. Corman raised the bullhorn to his mouth and ordered his crew to "Stop that snow!" See more »

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Great scenery and decent premise undone by cheapness
14 January 2005 | by (Hee-Haw country) – See all my reviews

In a snowy German forest, stranded GI's observe stock WWII footage and evade the enemy. Aside from some testy exchanges with a frosty fraulein, the stick-figure characters bark war-comic banalities (though the script's feverish dialogue and structure might have made a swell comic!). The troop's captain is constantly baited by his smug, war-happy sargeant. One assumes a showdown will ensue, but the budget must not have allowed for even modestly choreographed fistcuffs. The equally anticlimactic finale has the soldiers destroying a bridge that's "an impossible target from the air." (??!) Bereft of stuntwork or even a passable master shot, the lucky viewer is left with a jumble of grimacing-face close-ups and mismatched model train footage that even Al Adamson would disown. Roger Corman always blames this dog's shortcomings on production snafus...yet a rookie director employed most of the same cast,crew, and locations for BEAST FROM HAUNTED CAVE (shot back-to-back with SKI TROOP), and that schlocker turned out OK. Corman's apparent strategy was to grab as much footage in as little time possible and hope to cobble together something watchable in post. As a result, many scenes look interchangeable, and there's little dramatic flow. You can make a good cheap war flick with a tiny cast (BATTLE OF BLOOD ISLAND, '60) and scant action (UNDER FIRE, '57), but this sucker should be avoided like a cloud of mustard gas.


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