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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.


John Peyser


Richard Matheson (novel), Richard Matheson (screenplay)


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Credited cast:
James Drury ... Sgt. Cooley
Steve Carlson ... Hacker
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 ... 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


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!


Drama | War


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Released in the UK in December 1966 on the bottom half of a double feature with "Southwest to Sonora", which was the British title for The Appaloosa (1966). See more »


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

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An incredibly tepid war picture
20 July 2009 | by JohnHowardReidSee all my reviews

It's hard to believe this screenplay was adapted by Richard Matheson from his own novel. True, the characters are endowed with a bit of individuality, but none of them are interesting or particularly likable or sympathetic. And the fact they are played by such an ordinary lot of performers, doesn't help. But even worse, however, is the dreary, TV-style direction imposed on the film by John Peyser. This director was reputed to be something of a war drama specialist on the small screen. Here he's given a huge CinemaScope screen to work with, and what does he do with it? He puts a close-up right smack in the center and lets the rest of the frame have nothing. Even the action scenes are no more than adequately staged at best and their power is further lessened not only by the obvious use of stock footage and the familiar Universal back-lot scenery, but by an extremely limited "B"-movie budget. The film lacks both atmosphere and style and can only be described as irredeemably mediocre in all respects.

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Release Date:

7 February 1968 (USA) See more »

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Eagle Warriors See more »

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Universal Pictures See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)


Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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