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Desert Commandos (1967)

Attentato ai tre grandi (original title)
PG | | Adventure, Drama, War | 1976 (USA)
German commandos are dropped behind enemy lines in the Sahara Desert tasked with getting to Casablanca in an assassination attempt on allied leaders.

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Capt. Fritz Schöller
Horst Frank ...
Lt. Roland Wolf
Jeanne Valérie ...
Faddja Hassen
Carlo Hinterman ...
Sgt. Erich Huber (as Carlo Hintermann)
Howard Ross ...
Willy Mainz
Franco Fantasia ...
Major Dalio
Hardy Reichelt ...
Cpl. Hans Ludwig
Fabienne Dali ...
Simone
Tom Felleghy ...
Colonel Ross
John Stacy ...
Sir Bryan
Giovanni Ivan Scratuglia ...
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Gianni Rizzo ...
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German commandos are dropped behind enemy lines in the Sahara Desert tasked with getting to Casablanca in an assassination attempt on allied leaders.

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In the view from the hotel balcony when the Germans go to attack the 'Big Three', there are several modern buildings seen. See more »

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Silent Night
Written by Franz Gruber and Joseph Mohr
Sung, in German, at Schöller's Berlin home.
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Drags in Parts, But a Lot of Fun!
19 December 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

"Desert Commandos" is the story of a group of five German commandos who are air-dropped into North Africa during WW2 in a desperate attempt to assassinate the Allied Supreme Commanders at a conference in Morocco.

I enjoyed this movie. It does drag in some parts, especially in the desert marching scenes, but it is nearly eclipsed by its on-location locales. Oases (plural of oasis), camel chases and various ancient fortifications that the Germans encounter along the way are simply gorgeous and definitely lend the film an air of authenticity. The ladies they encounter are easy on the eyes as well.

Great action sequences including a rooftop chase in Casablanca, the aforementioned camel chase scene and a final...well, don't want to get reported for spoilers, but the action sequences are well staged and exciting.

The ending seemed very tacked on, almost as if there was a more "downbeat" ending that was replaced for some reason. Regardless, I like the ending as it stands, but it was very abrupt and not in the style of the rest of the film. Regardless, this was a good attempt to introduce audiences to the feelings of the "other side" in WW2. BTW Horst Frank (who plays Wolf) looks almost exactly like Christoph Waltz. Really uncanny! This film is definitely worth a watch.


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