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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
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Maj. Richard Mace
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Roberto Rocca - Organizer
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Terence Scanlon - Demolition
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Simon Fell - Forger
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John Durrell - Assassin
Spela Rozin ...
Mila (as Mia Massini)
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Jean Saval
Helmo Kindermann ...
German Fortress Commandant
Enzo Fiermonte ...
Gen. Quadri
Peter Coe ...
Marko - Resistance Leader
Nan Morris ...
Stephana
Helmuth Schneider ...
German Patrol Boat Captain (as Helmut Schneider)
Giulio Marchetti ...
Italian Officer
Nicholas Rend ...
Captain of Fishing Boat
Craig March
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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

The Daring Plan; The Staggering Odds!

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Action | Drama | History | War

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Release Date:

12 February 1965 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

The Dubious Patriots  »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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2.35 : 1
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Trivia

This was Stewart Granger's first low-budget independent film after years of major starring roles, and he had concerns about allowing his character to be less than central to the story. During the filming on the Adriatic Sea, the production crew had already created the smoke for the scene when Granger told Roger Corman that he wouldn't do the scene as written because Edd Byrnes had too much dialogue and Granger's character was of lesser importance. Corman quickly wrote some new dialogue for Granger to satisfy his concerns (though he has declined to state how much of that dialogue made it into the finished film), and filming proceeded before the smoke dissipated. See more »

Goofs

Aside from the military uniforms, all clothing worn by both the cast and the extras is current fashion, circa early 1960s. See more »

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A shorter, cheaper, better version of THE DIRTY DOZEN
4 August 1999 | by (Savannah, GA) – See all my reviews

An army major leads a rag-tag band of convicts on a daring mission behind enemy lines. THE DIRTY DOZEN, you ask? No, THE SECRET INVASION, a solid Roger Corman programmer released two years earlier, with a talented cast led by Stewart Granger, Mickey Rooney, Raf Vallone, Ed Byrnes, William Campbell and Henry Silva. Far less predictable than DOZEN, this film has some dynamite performances (Byrnes, Rooney and Silva are especially good), great action, and some surprising plot twists. See it!


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