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Hell Squad (1958)

Approved | | War, Drama | July 1958 (USA)
WWII drama set in Tunisia. Five American soldiers become separated from their unit without radio communication





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Cast overview, first billed only:
Wally Campo ...
Pvt. Russo (as Wally Compo in opening credits)
Brandon Carroll ...
Lt. Mas Schlechter, German Intellegence
Fred Gavlin ...
Sgt. Clemens (as Fredric Gavlin)
Gregg Stewart ...
Pvt. Nelson
Leon Schrier ...
Pvt. Roth (radioman)
Cecil Addis ...
Pvt. Lippy (mute)
Jack B. Sowards ...
German Lieutenant in American Uniform (as Jack Sowards)
Don Chambers ...
US Headquarters Captain
Larry Shuttleworth ...
Sgt. Collins, Rescue Party Leader
Ben Bigelow ...
HQ Radioman Calvin
Joe Hampton ...
Rescue Soldier with Liquor Bottle
Dick Walsh ...
German Foxhole Machine Gunner
Bob Weston ...
Rescue Soldier with Picture
Gordon Edwards ...
Rescue Radioman, Pvt. Manson
Curtis Loser ...
German Radio Operator in American Uniform


WWII drama set in Tunisia. Five American soldiers become separated from their unit without radio communication

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The Guts and Gore of Desert War See more »


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July 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baionette in canna  »

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1.33 : 1
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Opening credits prologue: The footsoldier knows only the battles fought, on the ground they walk ..... See more »


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This low-budget film is gripping, and deserves much more attention than it gets.
31 December 1999 | by (Coconut Creek, Florida) – See all my reviews

This no-frills account of a squad of GI's, separated from their outfit in the North African campaign during World War 11 peels away the glamor of soldiering and leaves one only with its desperation and misery. Yet, it is not depressing, as it shows how human beings go on in the face of apparent hopelessness. The climax is gripping. Ironically, I came upon the film by accident, since there was an error in the program listing in the paper.

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