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Commando (1962)

Marcia o crepa (original title)
A French Foreign Legion commander is told to assemble a unit and capture an Algerian rebel leader. He gathers in his old unit, most of whom are no longer in top form. One is having ... See full summary »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Captain Le Blanc
Dorian Gray Dorian Gray ... Nora
Carlos Casaravilla ... Ben Bled
Ivo Garrani Ivo Garrani ... Colonel Dionne
Alfredo Mayo ... Mayor
Pablito Alonso Pablito Alonso ... Arab Kid
Hans von Borsody ... Fritz
Dietmar Schönherr ... Petit Prince
Peter Carsten ... Barbarossa
Fausto Tozzi ... Brascia
Leo Anchóriz ... Garcia
Maurizio Arena ... Dolce Vita
Riccardo Garrone ... Paolo
Guillermo Carmona Guillermo Carmona
Jaime de Pedro Jaime de Pedro
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A French Foreign Legion commander is told to assemble a unit and capture an Algerian rebel leader. He gathers in his old unit, most of whom are no longer in top form. One is having nightmares of past indiscretions, another is now drinking, another has lost his nerve. He takes them in captures the leader, but then is unable to make it to the pick up. He encounters a rebel patrol and is trapped unless they can escape before their water runs out. Written by John Vogel <jlvogel@comcast.net>

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Belgium | Spain | Italy | West Germany

Language:

German

Release Date:

14 November 1962 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Commando See more »

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Although the film was not a cinema success the theme tune, by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino, became a successful hit after being covered by Ken Thorne and his orchestra, reaching number 4 in the UK charts in July 1963. See more »

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legion's last patrol
28 January 2009 | by playawaynzSee all my reviews

I too saw this movie on one of the days I went AWOL at school as a 15 year old in Sunderland, U.K.

1t has always stuck in my mind as a film that moved me because of its human interaction and stirring heroic scenes of a struggle against the odds.I remember distinctly having unexpected feelings of frustration and a little anger at the futility and injustice of the soldier's plight and came out of the theatre puzzled as to how this seemingly average ,unheralded B movie, could affect me so much ! I have since had similar emotions with only a few films during my movie lifetime with "one flew over the cuckoo's nest" and "Midnight Express " springing immediately to mind. I would like to see this film again just to confirm that it really had the qualities that I remember. Maybe it was just a shallow story ,poorly acted and which fooled an impressionable lad. In any case I am sure that it was more memorable than anything that I would have been bombarded with at school that day.


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