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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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The Daring Plan; The Staggering Odds!

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Action | Drama | History | War

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12 February 1965 (Norway)  »

Also Known As:

The Dubious Patriots  »

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Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)
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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 »

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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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A few notches above the average adventure.
6 June 2001 | by (Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901) – See all my reviews

This film is well directed by Roger Corman and has a great plot with some good twists. The Yugoslavian location filming adds to the enjoyment, there's plenty of action and the pace is fast. The top notch cast is what really puts it over. Mickey Rooney is excellent as Scanlon and provides much of the humor. Edd Byrnes, Stewart Granger, William Campbell and Henry Silva give solid performances and Raf Vallone adds an introspective quality that raises this film a few notches above the average adventure. My favorite quote is from his character, "Who will free it from us and who will free us from ourselves."

If you're not initially nuts about this flick like I was, be patient. I went to see this in 1964 with my cousin. It was my second time seeing it but her first. About twenty minutes into it I said to myself, "Boy, this is a good movie." "It is," she questioned in an unconvinced tone, but fifteen minutes later she nudged me and said very enthusiastically, "You're right! This is a good movie!"

It is also one of the first films I remember from the 60's that dabbled in graphic violence. Although there are only a few, the scenes were shocking and tense in 1964 and still strike a chord now.

The Dirty Dozen(1967), which I also like very much, may be the best known of the two but the Secret Invasion was a forerunner of the genre and in my estimation is the better film.


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