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The Secret Invasion (1964)

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Cast overview, first billed only:
Maj. Richard Mace
Roberto Rocca - Organizer
Terence Scanlon - Demolition
Simon Fell - Forger
John Durrell - Assassin
Spela Rozin ...
Mila (as Mia Massini)
Jean Saval
Helmo Kindermann ...
German Fortress Commandant
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Gen. Quadri
Marko - Resistance Leader
Nan Morris ...
Helmuth Schneider ...
German Patrol Boat Captain (as Helmut Schneider)
Giulio Marchetti ...
Italian Officer
Nicholas Rend ...
Captain of Fishing Boat
Craig March


The Nazis imprison an Italian general who was planning to switch sides and turn over his army to the Allied side. Allied headquarters sends a small, somewhat misfit group of soldiers to spring the general from prison and carry out his plans. Written by

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The Daring Plan; The Staggering Odds!


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12 February 1965 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

The Dubious Patriots  »

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$600,000 (estimated)

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2.35 : 1
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Director Roger Corman was given the largest budget he ever had to work with up until that time--approximately $600,000. See more »


At c.25 minutes there is a short close-up of the baby breast-feeding. However the mother's shirt is a different colour and design from the other shots. See more »

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Led the way for future films??
31 May 2010 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

I saw this one today and I was very surprised by the film. Not only does it have a theme reminiscent of the later Dirty Dozen, but there's a scene towards the beginning that smacks of the Guns of Naverone. The casting is surprisingly top notch and I was overall pleased with the entire film. Stewart Granger is Good as the troubled British officer out for revenge. I loved Mickey Rooney, who seemed to be having the time of his life as an IRA demolition expert. The other members of the cast rounded out an almost perfect ensemble with notable mention to William Campbell & Edd Byrne. The only thing I found odd about this film was the speed at which the actors found themselves on their secret mission. It seemed within 20 minutes they were introduced, trained, and already in enemy waters. Other than that, it was a solid WW2 movie with plenty of action! I HIGHLY recommend it.

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