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Director:
Writers:
Tito Carpi (story) &
Vincenzo Flamini (story) ...
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Release Date:
January 1973 (USA) See more »
Genre:
Plot:
In World war 2, a German undercover unit infiltrates British lines during the evacuation of Dunkirk, 1939. The film revolves around their successes and failures in disrupting R.A.F. operations during the Battle of Britain. | Add synopsis »
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User Reviews:
"Me name ain't 'ermann See more (15 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order)
Frederick Stafford ... Captain Paul Stevens

Van Johnson ... Air Marshal George Taylor
Francisco Rabal ... Martin Donovan
Ida Galli ... Meg (as Evelyn Stewart)

Luigi Pistilli ... Maj. Krueger
Renzo Palmer ... Sgt. Donald Mulligan
Luis Dávila ... Jacques
Christian Hay ... Gaston
Jacques Berthier ... Colonel Smith
Teresa Gimpera ... Sheila
George Rigaud ... British general
Eduardo Fajardo ... German officer
Ugo Adinolfi
Umberto Di Grazia
Ricardo Valle
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Antonio Anelli ... Officer at RAF headquarter (uncredited)
Edy Biagetti ... Karl (uncredited)
Ángel del Pozo ... English airman (uncredited)
Alfredo Mayo ... English officer (uncredited)
Walter Patriarca ... Cameraman at Dunkirk (uncredited)
Alfonso Rojas ... English officer (uncredited)

Directed by
Enzo G. Castellari 
 
Writing credits
Tito Carpi (story) &
Vincenzo Flamini (story) &
José Luis Martínez Mollá (story) (as José Martinez Molla) &
Gilles Morris-Dumoulin (story) (as Gilles Dumoulin) &
Enzo G. Castellari (story)

Tito Carpi (screenplay) &
Vincenzo Flamini (screenplay) &
José Luis Martínez Mollá (screenplay) (as José Martinez Molla) &
Gilles Morris-Dumoulin (screenplay) (as Gilles Dumoulin) &
Enzo G. Castellari (screenplay)

Produced by
Edmondo Amati .... producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Francesco De Masi 
 
Cinematography by
Alejandro Ulloa 
 
Film Editing by
Vincenzo Tomassi  (as Vincent Thomas)
 
Production Design by
Alberto Boccianti 
Adolfo Cofiño 
 
Set Decoration by
Gianfranco Ramacci  (as Gianfrancesco Ramacci)
 
Costume Design by
Walter Patriarca 
 
Makeup Department
Giancarlo De Leonardis .... key hair stylist
Carlos Nin .... makeup artist
Josefa Pérez .... hair stylist (as Josefina Pérez)
Carlo Sindici .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Maurizio Amati .... production supervisor
Francesco Campitelli .... production manager
Francisco Enriquez .... production supervisor
Luis Méndez .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Mariano Canales .... assistant director (as Mario Canales)
Giorgio Ubaldi .... assistant director: aerial unit
 
Art Department
Adolfo Cofiño .... architect
 
Sound Department
Gianni D'Amico .... sound mixer
Antonio Moretti .... boom operator
Pablo Pérez .... sound effects
Pietro Vesperini .... sound engineer
 
Special Effects by
Eugenio Ascani .... special effects
Emilio Ruiz del Río .... special effects aerial unit
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Giovanni Bergamini .... camera operator (as Gianni Bergamini)
 
Editorial Department
Gianfranco Amicucci .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Francesco De Masi .... musical director
 
Other crew
Isabel Mulá .... script supervisor
 

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Additional Details

Also Known As:
"La battaglia d'Inghilterra" - Italy (original title)
"Battle Command" - USA (reissue title)
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Runtime:
Italy:110 min | Spain:115 min | USA:100 min | France:110 min | West Germany:116 min
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Language:
Color:
Color (Technicolor)
Aspect Ratio:
2.35 : 1 See more »
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Did You Know?

Trivia:
At the time this was one of the highest budgeted films ever to be made in Italy (behind The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (1966) which was partially financed with American money through United Artists).See more »
Goofs:
Errors in geography: A London bus wouldn't show LONDON on the roll sign for the route's endpoint, but rather a specific place within London.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Train Kept A-Rollin' (2008) (V)See more »

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"Me name ain't 'ermann, 22 July 2013
Author: Bezenby from United Kingdom

Enzo Castellari strikes again with a distinctly sixties flavoured war film starring Luigi Pistilli, Francisco Rabal, and some guy named Van Johnston. You know what to expect from our Enzo, right? Loads of action, flashy camera-work, no boring parts, and everything is alright with the world.

This time, instead of the Americans heading through enemy territory in Inglorious B*stards, we've got Gerry taking the fight to Blighty. The Germans use the Dunkirk evacuations to sneak some troops into England, in order to destroy the British Army's radar equipment, led by Luigi Pistilli and Franciso Rabal, who, in disguise, quickly makes friend with dashing Hungarian (?) officer Van Johnston. Van's no fool, though - he knows something's amiss as he's just found a pile of dead British soldiers with their ID missing.

The Germans are all jacked up after gaining France and now preparing to invade Britain (this is all leading up to the Battle of Britain), and as Van is trying to be taken seriously with his spy theory (you'd think they would have taken it seriously, but we're talking Italian movies here so just let it slide), the German spies are conspiring together to hit the radar stations, with their big prize in sight: The radar command centre. Can Van, some Air Marshall guy, his cockney sidekick who says 'arse' a lot, and some French pilots stop them in time? Although tame by later Enzo films (Bronx Warriors, The Big Racket etc), in this particular film he seems to have a very large budget to work with. Check out the scenes in Dunkirk! There's plenty of action here, from dogfights to gun battles between the British and Germans (the number of which who have actually sneaked into the UK is kept vague, which makes sense in respect to the action). Some stock footage, clever model work, and our Enzo goes berserk with the split screen, as well as filming scenes from the most unusual angles. Po-faced military fact people will have an aneurysm upon viewing this film, but who cares about that? I just want to be entertained after a hard day's work. Both Pistilli (The Devil's Obsession) and Francisco Rabal (Nightmare City) hold their own here. Van Johnston's a bit stiff though. Good old Enzo hasn't let me down yet.

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