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The Devil's Brigade (1968)

 -  War  -  15 May 1968 (USA)
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An American colonel who has never been in combat is assigned to create a special forces unit from Canadian Army troops and a ragtag group of U.S. Army misfits.

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During World War II, a special fighting unit is formed that combines a crack Canadian Army unit and a conglomeration of U.S. Army misfits who had previously served time in military jails. After an initial period of conflict between the two groups, their enmity turns to respect and friendship, and the unit is sent Italy to attempt a dangerous mission that has heretofore been considered impossible to carry out. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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What they did to each other was nothing compared to what they did to the enemy!

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Die Teufelsbrigade  »

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Robert T. Frederick, the commander of the Devil's Brigade, had a mustache in real life, but William Holden, who reportedly did not like his own image on film with a mustache, refused to grow or wear a false one, so the film's Frederick is clean lipped. See more »

Goofs

The leather gear used by the Brigade in the film (boots, pistol holsters, etc.) is black; black leather gear wasn't adopted by the US Army until the late 1950s. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Pat O'Neill: The human body has numerous vulnerable points.
[Rockman charges at O'Neill]
Sgt. Pat O'Neill: [while hitting Rockman] The elbow, the ribs, and the neck.
Sgt. Pat O'Neill: Including... the solar plexus.
[Kicks Rockman in the gut]
Sgt. Pat O'Neill: And many other points.
Sgt. Pat O'Neill: It's true you are a great powerful beast, but you'll note how his own size and weight can be used against him.
[Canadians applaud]
Sgt. Pat O'Neill: Name: Sergeant Patrick O'Neill, Position: Hand-to-Hand Combat Instructor.
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Crazy Credits

The copyright date in the opening credits is MCMXLVIII, which would be 1948, not 1968, when the film was actually produced. See more »

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Referenced in McCloud: Give My Regrets to Broadway (1972) See more »

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Scotland the Brave
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Heard several times as a theme, including as the troops approach Santa Elia and during the action there, and at Frederick's birthday
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Exciting; Unusually Rich in Characters; a Grand Mission Film
25 June 2005 | by See all my reviews

Critics do not respect this tough-minded and character-rich WWII mission film; it might be subtitled the dirty hundreds because it has so many trainees being readied for combat. The only persons who like this are those who enjoy a stirring action picture with many interesting participants and good actors. The script is by fine veteran William Roberts, direction by Andrew V. MLlaglen, a stellar job. Add music by Alex North of "Spartacus" fame and gritty, superior art direction by Alfred Sweeney and you have a fine start. The training takes place somewhere in the US, the mission in the Italian Alps to boot. Actors shining in the large cast include William Holden as the leader, Cliff Robertson as as a needlessly stiff Canadian, plus Michael Rennie. Dana Andrews, Vince Edwards, Claude Akins, Jeremy Slate, Richard Jaeckel, Andrew Prine, Jack Watson and dozens of other well-cast GIs. Add Gretchen Wyler, a spectacular fight with lumberjacks in a bar, judo training with a comedic intro, a twenty-mile hike and the mission itself where many exciting and tragic incidents happen to men the viewer has come to know- -war movies hardly get better than this. The film has a realistic feel about it at all times; Akins as Rocky, Slate as a bespectacled unarmed combat type, Rennie, Jack Watson and Holden are standouts. But Roberts' script, McgLaglen's taut direction and North's music make this a superior film whatever genre it is classified within.


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