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May 1966 (USA) See more »
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They lived and loved and fought across three continents !
Plot:
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)
 
Location Management
Apolinar Rabinal .... location manager
 
Music Department
Leonid Raab .... orchestrator
 
Other crew
René Lepage .... military advisor
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 makes use of helicopters like US did for Vietnam, after French left.See more »
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Factual errors: The Vietminh Commander played by Burt Kwouk is speaking Cantonese, a southern Chinese dialect, and not Vietnamese.See more »
Quotes:
Capt. Phillipe Esclavier:Nobody goes into the village, I'm in command here and that's an order!
[takes out service pistol]
Verte:If that was you, sir, all chopped up, we'd do the same for you.
Capt. Boisfeuras:We must avenge the mutilation of our three comrades.
[turns to others]
Capt. Boisfeuras:Go!
Capt. Phillipe Esclavier:Stop!
[shoots near Capt. Boisfeuras feet]
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Referenced in Si volvemos a vernos (1968)See more »

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19 out of 30 people found the following review useful.
The Centurions of Honor, 17 October 2003
Author: Melvin M. Carter from United States

Currently a lot of rear echelon commandoes have denigrated the French for not being grateful lapdogs usually with asides about how they folded in WW2, had to be rescued, etc etc. If the brain dead actually read they would've learned that far from being the walkovers these "jokesters" portray the French soldier was and is just as courageous as his ancestors were in the wars of Europe and the quest for empire. This movie is a spirited reminder of that. Anthony Quinn as the peasant born French para officer has to fight the military politics as well as the armed enemy first at the doomed fort of Dienbienphu and later in Algeria. He's playing for keeps and he and his officers are going to to be ruthless. Good battle scenes and the luscious Claudia Cardinale make this a see it anytime movie for me.

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