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The Young Warriors (1967)

TV-PG | | Drama, War | 7 February 1968 (USA)
In World War II, a tough sergeant is put in charge of a squad of young recruits and assigned to lead them on a mission against the Germans.

Director:

John Peyser

Writers:

Richard Matheson (novel), Richard Matheson (screenplay)
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Cast

Credited cast:
James Drury ... Sgt. Cooley
Steve Carlson ... Hacker
Jonathan Daly Jonathan Daly ... Guthrie
Robert Pine ... Foley
Jeff Scott Jeff Scott ... Lippincott
Michael Stanwood Michael Stanwood ... Riley
John Alladin John Alladin ... Harris
Hank Jones ... Fairchild
Tom Nolan Tom Nolan ... Tremont
Norman Fell ... Sgt. Wadley
Buck Young ... Schumacher
Kent McCord ... Lieutenant (as Kent McWhirter)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jon Drury Jon Drury
Robert Fuca Robert Fuca ... Soldier (as Robert Angelo)
Morgan Jones ... Pvt. Horton
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Storyline

In World War II, a tough sergeant is put in charge of a squad of young recruits and assigned to lead them on a mission against the Germans.

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Their Unbeatable Heroism Turned The Tide At Anzio!

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

7 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Eagle Warriors See more »

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Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Most of the combat scenes were duplicated from another Universal film, To Hell and Back (1955), which was the biography of war hero--and later actor--Audie Murphy. See more »

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Edited from To Hell and Back (1955) See more »

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Worth watching despite the familiar plot
25 March 2009 | by taggerezSee all my reviews

Pretty interesting war film despite the well-grooved plot involving an experienced sergeant leading a squad of young, inexperienced infantry soldiers into battle. Presumably set in Italy (some combat sequences were lifted from the Audie Murphy flick "To Hell and Back") the story centers upon the relationship that develops between the squad leader, Cooley (James Dury) and one of his charges, Hacker (played by Steve Carlson).

Square-jawed and rugged, Drury was born for his role. Best known for the TV western "The Virginian," it's a shame Drury wasn't in more combat films. Carlson is fine as a surly private but he is overshadowed by the wise-cracking (and sometimes irritating) Jon Daly who plays the unit comedian.

Norman Fell has a tiny role in this film and a young Robert Pine is interesting as sensitive trooper. Look closely for Kent "Adam 12" McCord (billed under his real name, Kent McWhirter) who pops up here and there as a lieutenant. It might have been more interesting to cast McCord in the role of Hacker.


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