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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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Won't stand out, but watchable
9 February 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

This is a very average war film. We follow a small group of soldiers on skis.

For low budget, this works very well. Of course, what Corman and others call low budget is still much more than most of us will ever get our hands on.

We get the story of 5 men, but it soon becomes 4, so 4 characters are followed through. They stray just slightly off the common stereotypes, but not much. We have the leader and second in command at some odds, with a split between the other two men aligning with the two leaders.

We get the excitement of the film feud with the two other men as well, much as minor characters cajole each other in films like "Escape From Fort Bravo" and "Warpath". This one has the Norhterner-Southerner reference, and we feel either both will perish, or both will survive.

The uniforms and vehicles are different, and the scenery makes this unique in war films. Not a great film by any stretch, but not close to the worst.


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