The year is 1918. During World War I, somewhere in France, it's the 49th day of continuous battle on the front lines. Lieutenant Martin Kalthrob doesn't want to be in the army anymore and asks his father, General Kalthrob, for a discharge. His father refuses but says he will transfer him to the rear if he leads a patrol to the German lines and fix the broken communication line. When he proves himself to be a coward, his father orders a court martial with penalty of death by firing squad. Written by
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If you pay attention during the first scene, you will see the same stunt used two times, just from different angles. A soldier steps on a "land mine" and is shot into the air, spinning, and landing face down in a puddle. See more
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