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February 1964 (USA) See more »
On the front in Italy during WW 2, a sergeant thinks that one of his men is faking battle fatigue, and sets out to expose him. | Add synopsis »
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Marginal war film with unintentional humor See more (5 total) »


  (in credits order)
Beach Dickerson ... Rance
Carl Crow ... Johnny Wade
Frank Leo ... Gil Evans
Pamela Grey ... Maria
William Guhl ... Wrigley (as Bill Guhl)
Max Huber ... Major
Dolores Faith ... American girl
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
David Brenner

Jon Cedar
Phil Patchen
Jack Pierce
Roland Roberts
Robert Sable
Gary Scott
Henry Segfried
Martin Brady ... (uncredited)
Bill Robin ... (uncredited)

Directed by
John Hayes  (as John Patrick Hayes)
Writing credits
(in alphabetical order)
Randy Fields 
John Hayes 

Produced by
Beach Dickerson .... producer
Original Music by
Jaime Mendoza-Nava 
Cinematography by
Vilis Lapenieks 
Film Editing by
Thomas Conrad 
Art Direction by
Jaime Mendoza-Nava 
Special Effects by
Sam Altonian .... special effects
Ross Hahn .... special effects

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Also Known As:
"82nd Marines Attack" - USA (alternative title)
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84 min
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3 out of 5 people found the following review useful.
Marginal war film with unintentional humor, 16 August 2003
Author: Hessian499 from Pittsburgh, PA

Shell Shock seems to have been made on a limited budget, and while everyone tries their best this is far from a classic film. Though set in Italy in 1943, it is quite obvious that it was filmed in the Hollywood Hills in the early 1960s and also apparently on a LA beach for one scene. It is quite a laugh to see lots of WW2 soldiers (both American and German) with mid sixties surfer haircuts. Some of the action scenes aren't bad, but the psychological aspects dealing with combat fatigue seem quite unbelievable. Not a totally bad film, but a movie to watch only once.

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