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Armored Command (1961)

Approved | | Drama, War | 9 July 1961 (USA)
An American army unit is trapped in a small town during a German counterattack and discovers that a spy in the town is providing the Germans with information about them.

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An American army unit is trapped behind German lines in a small town by a German counterattack. The unit's commander discovers that there is a spy in town among the civilian population who is providing the Germans with military information. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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When asked about this movie, Burt Reynolds replied, "'Armored Command' is one of the first pictures in which Howard Keel had a non-singing role. He should've sung; we need all the help we can get." See more »

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Several sequences of action are repeated during the final battle scene. See more »

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Takes place at Christmas... I say BAH, HUMBUG
27 September 2002 | by (St. Davids, Pennsylvania, USA) – See all my reviews

This is the second WWII picture I've seen from Allied Artists, the first being the cheapo quickie HEROES DIE YOUNG. This film is far better than HEROES DIE YOUNG but still is not very good.

ARMORED COMMAND centers on a war-weary group of GIs who are caught by surprise when Hitler launches Operation North-Wind. Most of the movie centers on a beautiful spy (Tina Louise!!) who is taken in by an exhausted squad who takes her for a French civilian. Earl Holliman, the squad leader, and a young Burt Reynolds vie for her affections. Their rivalry culminates in a massive Nazi Panzer attack on the already rubble-strewn town.

The movie features decent but typically cliched performances by Holliman, Reynolds and Louise. Howard Keel commands the unit and does all right as a tough Colonel.

The battle scenes are quite sparse. We have a brief shootout between a squad of Americans and a German machine gun in the middle; then a huge German tank assault on the town. The battle starts out well but gets monotonous as the same footage is used over and over again.

Overall, a very dull war movie that had potential but never really got off the ground. The melodramatic romance plot should have been ditched, and the movie should have approached the combat the way ATTACK did. (ATTACK is a fine film that tells of the same German attack.)


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