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Armored Command (1961)

Approved | | Drama , War | 9 July 1961 (USA)
An American army unit is trapped in a small town during a German counterattack and discovers that a spy in the town is providing the Germans with information about them.

Director:

Byron Haskin

Writer:

R.W. Alcorn (as Ron W. Alcorn)
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Cast overview:
Howard Keel ... Col. Devlin
Tina Louise ... Alexandra Bastegar
Warner Anderson ... Lt. Col. Wilson
Earl Holliman ... Mike
Carleton Young ... Capt. Bart Macklin
Burt Reynolds ... Skee
James Dobson James Dobson ... Arab
Marty Ingels ... Pinhead
Clem Harvey ... Tex
Maurice Marsac ... Jean Robert
Thomas A. Ryan Thomas A. Ryan ... Major
Peter Capell ... Little General
Charles Nolte Charles Nolte ... Capt. Swain
Brandon Maggart ... (as Branden Maggert)
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An American army unit is trapped behind German lines in a small town by a German counterattack. The unit's commander discovers that there is a spy in town among the civilian population who is providing the Germans with military information. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

9 July 1961 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Area B2: attacco! See more »

Filming Locations:

Germany

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Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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When asked about this movie, Burt Reynolds replied, "'Armored Command' is one of the first pictures in which Howard Keel had a non-singing role. He should've sung; we need all the help we can get." See more »

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Several sequences of action are repeated during the final battle scene. See more »

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Pretty boring
7 February 2018 | by HotToastyRagSee all my reviews

What was supposed to be a tense, suspenseful war drama turned out to be rather confusing and boring. Sometimes these spy flicks go over my head, so if that's your genre of choice, you might feel differently about this one. I ended up writing other reviews while the movie was running to distract me from the boredom.

Tina Louise plays a German spy, but because she's an attractive and vulnerable woman, the soldiers who rescued her after her injury don't suspect a thing. They're too busy fighting over her to notice she's sneaking out secrets to the enemy. Howard Keel, Earl Holliman, Burt Reynolds, Carleton Young, Warner Anderson, Clem Harvey, Marty Ingels, and James Dobson are the men in the film, but with hardly any fight scenes, Armored Command doesn't really feel like a war movie. It's a little slow, and even though I just finished watching it a couple of days ago, I can't even remember what happens in the end.


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