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Alan Ladd is the focus of this story based on the wartime raid on the German radar station at Bruneval. The raid was a combined services operation and the 2nd Battalion of the 1st Parachute Brigade was led by Major 'John Frost' (Major Snow). An RAF radar expert, Flight Sergeant C.W.H. Cox (Sergeant Box) accompanied the raiders to tell them what to take back to England.Written by
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According to the 8 March 1951 edition of 'The Los Angeles Times', American actor John Russell was slated to appear in this picture. He was going to be the only other American actor other than this picture's lead American star Alan Ladd to feature in this film. Russell did not end up appearing in this movie. See more »
When the British paratroopers were lined up in the American C-47, the static lines on their parachutes were not hooked up to the overhead cable which pulls the ripcord as they exit the aircraft, as shown in the next scene. In fact, the cable was missing in this aircraft interior shot. See more »
I'm sorry for the man who hears the pipes, and who wisnae born in Scotland.
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The exact quote is, "I'm sorry for the man who hears the pipes and who was na born in Scotland."
The 6/8 march (featured twice and played very smartly) is The Piobaireachd of Dhonald Dhu. It is a regimental duty tune used for "Minutes to the Commanding Officer's Parade."
Ladd's character tries to go for sexy-cool by being difficult and cocky. Sparse moments of unfunny wit, lots of silent suffering and his apparent difficulty reading are supposed to soften his character, but manage to come off as a bit psycho.
The Technicolor is a treat. Colors are so bright and sharp you would think it was colorized.
The supporting cast is phenomenal. Stanley Baker (Lt. John Chard in Zulu) has a brief, but important role. Harry Andrews is wonderfully over the top. Leo Gunn, the epitome of polish, is outstanding as always.
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