A tyrannical sergeant, snipers and a dangerous cargo plague Kirby and Littlejohn as they drive trucks to the front lines.

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Lt. Hanley (credit only)
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Rosie
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Corporal Sloan
John Carter ...
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German Tank Commander
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A tyrannical sergeant, snipers and a dangerous cargo plague Kirby and Littlejohn as they drive trucks to the front lines.

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28 February 1967 (USA)  »

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The front left tire of Sloan's truck breaks through the rotting wood of the bridge and gets stuck, throwing Sloan down the embankment. Kirby and Littlejohn go down to help him. Sgt. Rose uses the grappling hook and his truck to pull Sloan's truck across the bridge, with no one steering Sloan's truck. The audience does not see how Rose managed to do this without getting the tire out of the hole. See more »

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Vintage Claude Akins on Combat
9 December 2014 | by (Mesa, AZ USA) – See all my reviews

"Nightmare On The Red Ball Run" is a story about obsession. Sergeant Rose aka "Rosie" (excellently played by Claude Akins) needs to get his supply trucks to the front; and they take priority over everything else human needs included. When vehicular accidents began happening, Rosey is ordered to take on two extra relief drivers. And Kirby & Littlejohn come calling.

The beginning sequence is our favorite 30 second archival footage colorized for the first time; awesome!

Dan Weisburd wrote an excellent screenplay which brings about sarcastic conflict between Rosie, Kirby, & Littlejohn. It's fun watching Kirby meet his match in Rosie; any less formidable opponent would have met with fisticuffs from the wiry BAR man. The story flows amidst 3 major obstacles which must be dealt with.

Director Michael Caffey did a fine job picking up excellent close-ups of Rosie & Kirby having it out. Combat scene timing was flawless and the viewing audience is treated to German half track realism. A.D. Flowers put together a spectacular ending to compliment the beginning sequence.

"Nightmare On The Red Ball Run" will definitely entertain you.


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