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Nightmare on the Red Ball Run 

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
Jack Hogan ...
Conlan Carter ...
Doc
Dick Peabody ...
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Corporal Sloan
John Carter ...
Major
Paul Busch ...
German Tank Commander
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Medic (as Mike Masters)
Beau Vanden Ecker ...
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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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Action | Drama | War

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28 February 1967 (USA)  »

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1.33 : 1
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When Sloan is driving his truck over the bridge that's not too safe, if he had gone as fast as Sgt. Rose told him to, he would have hit Rose's truck because he didn't move it far enough off the bridge. 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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