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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 »
Awards:
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User Reviews:
Not favourable See more (16 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 Squadron" - , Ireland (English title) (imdb display 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
Country:
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:
Anachronisms: Londoners hurrying to an air raid shelter in 1940 pass a wall sign for the Royal Festival Hall, opened in 1951.See more »
Movie Connections:
Referenced in Train Kept A-Rollin' (2008) (V)See more »

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2 out of 4 people found the following review useful.
Not favourable, 1 September 2001
Author: jmaclachlan32 from Brisbane Australia

This is the most innacurate depiction of the RAF and the Battle of Britain that anyone could envisage. Look no further than the aircraft in use on the movie. They have Messerschmitt 109s dressed up as spitfires and Spitfires dressed up as Messerschmitts. How stupid could you get.

The idea of Van Johnson as an air Commodore hysterically controlling an air battle above wartime London from the cockpit of a Fighter of indeterminate breed is also to ludicrous to contemplate.

Possibly one of the worst war films ever made

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