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Commando (1962)

Marcia o crepa (original title)
A French Foreign Legion commander is told to assemble a unit and capture an Algerian rebel leader. He gathers in his old unit, most of whom are no longer in top form. One is having ... See full summary »




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Cast overview, first billed only:
Captain Le Blanc
Dorian Gray ...
Carlos Casaravilla ...
Ben Bled
Ivo Garrani ...
Colonel Dionne
Alfredo Mayo ...
Pablito Alonso ...
Arab Kid
Hans von Borsody ...
Dietmar Schönherr ...
Petit Prince
Peter Carsten ...
Fausto Tozzi ...
Leo Anchóriz ...
Maurizio Arena ...
Dolce Vita
Riccardo Garrone ...
Guillermo Carmona
Jaime de Pedro


A French Foreign Legion commander is told to assemble a unit and capture an Algerian rebel leader. He gathers in his old unit, most of whom are no longer in top form. One is having nightmares of past indiscretions, another is now drinking, another has lost his nerve. He takes them in captures the leader, but then is unable to make it to the pick up. He encounters a rebel patrol and is trapped unless they can escape before their water runs out. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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14 November 1962 (Italy)  »

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Although the film was not a cinema success the theme tune, by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, became a successful hit after being covered by Ken Thorne and his orchestra, reaching number 4 in the UK charts in July 1963. See more »

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Once seen, never forgotten
20 July 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

Like your other reviewers, I remember this film from my childhood. The Plot was stirring, the plight the soldiers found themselves in was gripping yet desperate, and the music both haunting and memorable.

I can only recall the scenes mentioned by other reviewers, such as the tortured soldier, who's life was ended by a bullet from Granger, with the approval of his comrades in arms, yet none of them would have shown the strength of personality to perform the act.

I only wish that this film was available on DVD or other media to relive again. If anyone knows whether it is due for release, I am sure I will be one of many who would be glad to know.

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