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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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Trivia

The first of four films that Andrew V. McLaglen directed Jack Watson in . See more »

Goofs

The dollar bills the American soldiers are using to gamble are clearly green-sealed Federal Reserve Notes which did not exist until 1963. See more »

Quotes

Major Cliff Bricker: [Referring to Headquarters] Is there a chance, sir? Have you got friends up there?
Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick: No. But at this point I don't care about making any more enemies.
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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: Fifth Man in a String Quartet (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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A great movie which serves as a link to my grandfather.
8 August 1999 | by (Lowell, MA) – See all my reviews

My grandfather passed away when I was 14. He was a member of the First Special Service Force "The Devil's Brigade". While the movie is not 100% historically accurate, it gives me a link to my grandfather. When I watch the movie it gives me an appreciation of what he did to serve his country. I would recommend this movie to anyone with an interest in WWII.


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