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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.

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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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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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Bad history and a soppy story
15 June 2011 | by See all my reviews

Produced by someone who had practically no knowledge of combat realities in WW2. Forgive the tanks--though the jelly-mould appearance of American tanks on both sides does nothing for realism, giving no contrast with the angular shapes of actual German Mark 4's, sturmgeschutze, Tigers and Panthers.They have no Panzerfaust and only one Panzerschreck that I saw.

The Americans have no bazookas, and no anti-tank guns. The ubiquitous German 88mm, the best anti-tank gun of the war does not appear. The Americans oppose heavy German tanks with light machine guns--a recipe for suicide. The historical point is that the balance between tanks and infantry was swinging to the infantry at just this time as hand-held shaped-charge weapons appeared on both sides.

Bad history and an unconvincing story.


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