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Lost Command
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May 1966 (USA) See more »
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French Army Colonel Raspeguy leads his paratroopers in battle against the Communist Viet Minh in Indochina and against Algerian guerrilla during the Algerian War. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Cast

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Anthony Quinn ... Lt. Col. Pierre Raspeguy

Alain Delon ... Captain Phillipe Esclavier

George Segal ... Lt. Mahidi

Michèle Morgan ... Countess Natalie de Clairefons
Maurice Ronet ... Capain. Boisfeuras

Claudia Cardinale ... Aicha
Grégoire Aslan ... Dr. Ali Ben Saad
Jean Servais ... General Melies
Maurice Sarfati ... Merle
Jean-Claude Bercq ... Orsini (as Jean-Claude Berq)
Syl Lamont ... Verte
Jacques Marin ... Mayor
Jean-Paul Moulinot ... De Guyot
Andrés Monreal ... Ahmed
Gordon Heath ... Dia
Albert Simono ... Sapinsky (as Simono)
René Havard ... Fernand
Armand Mestral ... Administration Officer

Burt Kwouk ... Viet Officer
Al Mulock ... Mugnier
Marie Burke ... Mother Raspeguy

Aldo Sambrell ... Ibrahim (as Aldo Sanbrell)
George Rigaud ... Priest (as Jorge Rigaud)
Roberto Robles ... Manuel
Emilio Carrer ... Father Mahidi
Carmen Tarrazo ... Mother Mahidi
Howard Hagan ... Pilot
Mario De Barros ... Geoffrin
Walter Kelley ... MP Major (as Walter Kelly)
Robert Sutton ... Yussef
Simon Benzakein ... Arab Customer
Héctor Quiroga ... Bakhti
Félix de Pomés ... Aged Speaker
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
José María Caffarel ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Manuel de Blas ... Minor Role (uncredited)
Robert Rietty ... Verte (voice) (uncredited)

Directed by
Mark Robson 
 
Writing credits
Jean Lartéguy (novel "The Centurions")

Nelson Gidding 

Produced by
Mark Robson .... producer
John R. Sloan .... associate producer
 
Original Music by
Franz Waxman 
 
Cinematography by
Robert Surtees 
 
Film Editing by
Dorothy Spencer 
 
Casting by
Harvey Woods 
 
Art Direction by
John Stoll 
 
Set Decoration by
Vernon Dixon 
 
Costume Design by
Tanine Autré  (as Janine Autré)
 
Makeup Department
Harold Fletcher .... makeup artist
Francisco Puyol .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Mac Davidson .... production manager
Claude Hudson .... unit manager (as Claud Hudson)
Luis Roberts .... production supervisor
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
José María Ochoa .... assistant director (as Joe Ochoa)
 
Art Department
José Algueró .... assistant art director
Harry Arbour .... construction manager
 
Sound Department
Alfred Cox .... sound editor
Jack Haynes .... sound
Wally Milner .... sound
Harry Fairbairn .... boom operator (uncredited)
 
Special Effects by
Manuel Baquero .... special effects
Kit West .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Fred Tuch .... visuals
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Bruce Surtees .... camera operator
Jack Willoughby .... additional photographer
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Ron Beck .... wardrobe
John Wilson-Apperson .... wardrobe (as John Wilson Apperson)
 
Music Department
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
René Lepage .... military advisor
Apolinar Rabinal .... location manager
Antonio Sanz Ridruejo .... military advisor
Elaine Schreyeck .... continuity
Miguel Gil .... extra asst. director (uncredited)
Jean-Étienne Siry .... poster designer (french version) (uncredited)
 
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129 min
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Color (Pathécolor)
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Trivia:
Movie was banned in France for over 10 years. Subsequent French releases were heavily edited until the full DVD-release in 2002.See more »
Goofs:
Factual errors: The Vietminh Commander played by Burt Kwouk is speaking Cantonese, a southern Chinese dialect, and not Vietnamese.See more »
Quotes:
Merle:A message from the airforce, sir. In 10 minutes, they will be overhead to drop in reinforcements!
Lt. Col. Pierre Raspeguy:We haven't got enough firepower left to cover them, they'll be slaughtered before they hit the ground, get back on the radio and warn them off.
Merle:Right sir!
[command bunker with radio blown up]
Merle:[picking up broken pieces of radio] Poor devils, they'll be here in a few minutes!
Lt. Col. Pierre Raspeguy:Well, what the hell can I do!
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16 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
Good drama, 27 August 2006
Author: Scantlebury from United Kingdom

Having seen Pontecorvo's "La Battaglia di Algeri" (The Battle of Algiers) which is an excellent French docudrama my attention was drawn to this. I have to say that it is a good movie which not only serves as an entertaining drama (unlike the previously mentioned which was more documentary-like), but a reasonable record of some of the issues facing Algeria, France and society at the time. The choice of George Segal in the role of as Mahidi was particularly odd but reflects the era when it was made. Alain Dellon was in his prime at the time (and very good looking). Anthony Quinn as Raspeguy also surpasses many of his other roles in being highly engaging and convincing without the need, as was the case of some of his other roles, to resort to comedy. Two hours long but a lot packed in. The action sequences are well handled.

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