MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 4,668 this week

Three Came Back (1961)
"Then There Were Three" (original title)

 |  War, Drama  |  November 1961 (USA)
5.0
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.0/10 from 33 users  
Reviews: 3 user

When an American attack on the German-held town of San Corrado results in the Germans being forced out of the town, they don't have time to take along a top Italian partisan leader they ... See full summary »

Director:

Writers:

(screenplay), (original story), 1 more credit »
0Check in
0Share...

User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 40 titles
created 16 Jul 2011
 
a list of 204 titles
created 25 Jan 2012
 
a list of 331 titles
created 22 Oct 2012
 
a list of 1623 titles
created 25 Dec 2012
 
a list of 262 titles
created 12 Dec 2013
 

Related Items

Search for "Three Came Back" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Three Came Back (1961)

Three Came Back (1961) on IMDb 5/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Three Came Back.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.2/10 X  

A newly married couple arrives at the home of the husband's late wife, where the gardens have been maintained by a gardener faithful to the dead woman's memory. Soon, eerie events lead the new wife to think she's losing her mind.

Director: Alex Nicol
Stars: John Hudson, Peggy Webber, Russ Conway
Biography | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

A semi-documentary dramatization of five weeks in the life of Vice Admiral William F. "Bull" Halsey, Jr., from his assignment to command the U.S. naval operations in the South Pacific to ... See full summary »

Director: Robert Montgomery
Stars: James Cagney, Dennis Weaver, Ward Costello
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.7/10 X  

The movie is set during World War II in the days just prior to the D-Day invasion. A special parachute unit is sent to destroy a German flame thrower installation on Omaha Beach.

Director: Alfonso Brescia
Stars: Guy Madison, Peter Lee Lawrence, Erika Blanc
Drama | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 3.8/10 X  

A nightclub singer has nightmares about being involved in adultery and murder, only to wake up and find that they may not be nightmares.

Director: Alex Nicol
Stars: Peter Carpenter, Dyanne Thorne, Lory Hansen
Mutiny (1952)
Adventure
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Early in the War of 1812, Captain James Marshall is commissioned to run the British blockade and fetch an unofficial war loan from France. As first mate, Marshall recruits Ben Waldridge, a ... See full summary »

Director: Edward Dmytryk
Stars: Mark Stevens, Angela Lansbury, Patric Knowles
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

The story of Helmut and Karl Hoffmann. Both come of age at the start of Hitler's power in Germany. Helmut joins the SS and eventually becomes a successful flag rank officer. Karl joins the ... See full summary »

Director: Jim Goddard
Stars: John Shea, Bill Nighy, Lucy Gutteridge
Crash Dive (1943)
Action | Adventure | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

A submarine lieutenant and his commander fall in love with the same girl.

Director: Archie Mayo
Stars: Tyrone Power, Anne Baxter, Dana Andrews
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.4/10 X  

This "story of a ship," the British destroyer HMS Torrin, is told in flash backs by survivors as they cling to a life raft.

Directors: Noel Coward, David Lean
Stars: Noel Coward, John Mills, Derek Elphinstone
Crime | Drama | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

A WWII veteran goes back to England after the war only to discover that his wartime sweetheart has got mixed up with a dangerous spy ring.

Director: Cy Endfield
Stars: Lloyd Bridges, Moira Lister, Alan Wheatley
Biography | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

The real life story of actress Pearl White during her rise to fame in silent serials.

Director: George Marshall
Stars: Betty Hutton, John Lund, Billy De Wolfe
War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.2/10 X  

A German Captain and American Captain help each other survive the North African desert during WWII. They meet again a year later during combat operations in France.

Director: Bitto Albertini
Stars: Guy Madison, Venantino Venantini, Anthony Steel
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  

A once-popular singer gives a candid interview, revealing the sordid details of her rags-to-riches-to-rags odyssey in the tawdry entertainment world.

Director: Paul Hunt
Stars: Alex Nicol, Ron Masak, Sid Grossfeld
Edit

Cast

Credited cast:
Barry Cahill ...
Sgt. Travers
Frank Latimore ...
Lt. Willotsky
Alex Nicol ...
Sam McLease
Fredrick R. Clark ...
Calhoun
Sidney Clute ...
Ben Harvey
Brendan Fitzgerald
Frank Gregory ...
Harry Miller
Gérard Herter ...
(as Gerald Herter)
Michael Billingsley ...
T.I. Ellis
Kurt Polter
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Paola Falchi ...
Giovanna
Paul Frees ...
Narrator
Andrea Marini
Lucky Mildon
Edit

Storyline

When an American attack on the German-held town of San Corrado results in the Germans being forced out of the town, they don't have time to take along a top Italian partisan leader they have captured and imprisoned. Fearing that the Americans will turn the man loose to organize more partisan attacks on their forces, the Germans send one of their top agents to infiltrate the town, posing as an American soldier cut off from his unit, and assign him to re-capture the partisan leader and bring him back for interrogation--or, if that's not possible, to kill him. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

A Lost Patrol Loving, Fighting and Dying Together - But One is a Nazi Spy!

Genres:

War | Drama

Edit

Details

Country:

|

Language:

Release Date:

November 1961 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

I kravgi ton pezonafton  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

1.78 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Soundtracks

Goodbye Miss Lucy
Music & Lyrics by Frank Gregory
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Spy's R' Us
6 October 2009 | by (brooklyn NY) – See all my reviews

***SPOILERS*** With the retreating Germans desperately trying to recapture Italian guerrilla leader El Palagrino who had been recently liberated from a Nazi prison camp they come up with this intriguing idea to plant one of their top infiltration experts Capt. Spogle into a US Army unit and both track and then gun El Palagrino down. That's to be done in the the small Italian town of San Corrado where El Palagrino is now being held in protective by the US Military.

Having no trouble at all linking up with a number of US Army stragglers who survived a bloody confrontation with the Germans Capt. Spogle is now in the perfect position to find his way back to San Corrado and complete his mission in knocking off the dangerous, to the German military, El Palagrino before he can organize his Italian guerrilla army. The only thing that Capt. Spogle, now using the identity of a fictitious US Army GI, has to worry about is if he's discovered by the GIs he's with! This would have Spogle end up being shot on the spot as an, in wearing a US Military uniform, Nazi spy! Having a secret radio transmitter on him Capt. Spogle can be traced by his fellow Germans and thus have those GI's with him saved from being killed by them! Not because the Germans have any good feelings about the GI's in Spogle's unit but because their needed to get back, together with Capt. Spogle, to San Carrado for Capt. Spogle to finish off Italian guerrilla leader El Palagrino!

Despite its very meager budget the film "Then There Were Three" holds up pretty well compared to many like-wise war movies that cost a lot more to make with well known actors in them. Capt. Spogle in his attempt cover-up what he's really up to blows his cover by killing most of the GI's in his unit making it look like the Germans did it!

***SPOILER*** It's when Spogle murders TL Ellis that his US Army unit commander Lt. Wilotsky starts to smell a rat , or Nazi, in that his outfit was somehow infiltrated by the Germans. Making it back to San Carrado with the help of a number friendly Italian villagers including the hot and sexy, who in fact unknowingly tipped off the GI's to Capt. Spogle's identity, Glovannia Lt. Wilotsky and the remainder of his men-two of them-prevented Spogle from murdering El Palagrino. Spogle now expose as the no good Nazi spy that he is tries to make it back to the German lines only to be gunned down by his own men mistaking him for an American soldier! In what turned out to be a fitting tribute for this low life murdering Nazi rat!


4 of 5 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss Three Came Back (1961) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?