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The Devil's Brigade (1968)

Approved  |   |  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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On February 5 2015, Surviving members of the "Black Devils" upon which this movie was based-all in their 90's-received the Congressional Gold Medal,the highest civilian award, for their service in WWII. See more »

Goofs

Canadians do not consider the term "Canuck" to be disparaging. If they did, there would not have been an aircraft flown by the RCAF called the CF-100 Canuck nor would there be an NHL Hockey team called the Vancouver Canucks. However, many Americans do consider Canuck to be a derogatory term, and use it as such. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick: Major, when you address me, take that cigar out of your mouth.
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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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You Always Hurt the One You Love
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Words by Allan Roberts and music by Doris Fisher
Sung by Ransom and a woman in the bar prior to the fight.
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I thought it was an emotional tribute to the First Special Service Force
25 March 1999 | by (LA, CA) – See all my reviews

I've read and researched quite a bit on the actual First Special Service Force, which this movie is based on, and found that, although it (as with most movies) does differ on occasion from the actual history, on the whole it is a moving tribute which captures the spirit of the Force. The acting was first-rate, and although the cinematography left a little to be desired I can see why it recieved high ratings among IMDB members.


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