A group of draftees are called up into the infantry during World War II. At first, they appear to be a hopeless bunch, but their Sergeant and Lieutenant have faith in them and mould them into a good team. When they go into action in North Africa, they realize what it's all about.Written by
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An homage to the last scene of this movie with the men advancing with bayonets fixed through a smoke filled battlefield, was used as the end credits to the British sitcom Dad's Army (1968). John Laurie (Private Luke) also had a starring role in Dad's Army (1968) as Private Fraser. He faithfully re-created his scene from this movie exactly in the end credits of the series. See more »
The Vickers gun used by Brewer and Luke changes from having a smooth barrel casing/water jacket, in the exterior shots, to a corrugated pattern once inside the Cafe Rispoli. See more »
The version seen on American TV under the alternate title "The Immortal Battalion" has been re-edited and extensively cut (from 115 to 91 or 86 minutes) by Ed Fitz with an added preface and epilogue by war correspondent Quentin Reynolds. See more »
A film that despite being made in 1944, avoids sterotyping British Characters. A story about a group of people, from various civilian jobs, who receive their call-up papers. It shows them progressing through their training and entering action in North Africa.
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