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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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Carlos Casaravilla ...
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Alfredo Mayo ...
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Guillermo Carmona
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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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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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The Legions Last Patrol
20 January 2007 | by (United Kingdom) – See all my reviews

I saw this film in 1962 when I was 14 years old here in the UK, it was shown as a B film, but I enjoyed it but more so I really enjoyed the film soundtrack, suddenly this film became very cool with my contemporaries and the theme tune was re recorded by some UK band and became a hit for several weeks, but the original theme was called Concerto Disperato and was recorded by a brilliant trumpeter called Nino ROSSO, this also became available in The UK from Duram records, since then with the advent of CD I have really struggled to locate this sound track, meanwhile I often wish I could see the film again. The plot as I recall involved The Foreign Legion being tasked to rescue an Algerian and return him in one piece, everything possible happens to the soldiers and a lot is revealed about the main star Stewart GRAINGERs character.


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