In 1942, a commando is assigned to protect Winston Churchill when it is learned that the Nazis are plotting to kidnap him.


Sergio Martino


Roberto Leoni (story), Ernesto Gastaldi (screenplay) | 1 more credit »





Cast overview, first billed only:
Jason Connery ... Alan Cooper
Francesco Quinn ... Captain Franchetti
Jinny Steffan Jinny Steffan ... Lt. Lorna Fisher
Manfred Lehmann ... Otto Von Tiblis
Jean Sorel ... Major Valmore
Donald Pleasence ... Colonel Bats
Glenn Ford ... Major Gen. Williams
Luisa Maneri ... Nanny
Horst Schön Horst Schön ... Priest (as Horst Schon)
David Brandon ... Jason Lloyd
John Evans John Evans ... Winston Churchill
Marina Viro Marina Viro ... Olga
Giulia Urso Giulia Urso ... Liz
Giovanni Tamberi Giovanni Tamberi ... Julian
Augusto Poderosi Augusto Poderosi ... Barry


Algiers, 1942. The special counter-intelligence agent, Alan Cooper, is assigned to protect the British Prime Minister, Winston Churchill, who is aboard the Casablanca Express, on his way to a top-secret meeting with Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Joseph Stalin. However, the Nazis already know everything about their plan, and a tactical unit of German paratroopers take the commando guards by surprise, intent on kidnapping Churchill. Now, it's up to Cooper and his fellow agents, Captain Franchetti and Lt. Lorna Fisher, to lead a desperate counter-attack before all is lost. But, can they make it in time? Written by Nick Riganas

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... British S.I.S. and U.S. Marines rescue Winston Churchill from Nazi storm troopers in the Moroccan Desert... Stop. See more »


Action | Thriller | War


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At one stage, Albert Finney and Michael York were attached to this. See more »


The GIs are wearing helmet liners, not steel helmets. See more »

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Really Bad
12 May 2005 | by ETO_BuffSee all my reviews

It is difficult to find enough bad things to say about this movie. It is even more difficult to imagine why Glenn Ford and Donald Pleasance would agree to be in this movie. As far as realism and historical accuracy: Non-existent. The only way a person could find this movie realistic is if they just moved here from another planet.

Here are just a few technical examples of the poor quality of this film:

The U.S. Army personnel are wearing uniforms that are currently in use (issued in the early 1980s). The soldiers use helmet liners instead of complete helmets (liner and "iron pot"). The U.S. flags that are shown have 50 stars (instead of the 48-star flag which was in use from 1912 until 1960).

I rated it two stars because unfortunately, I have seen worse movies.

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Release Date:

22 December 1989 (Italy) See more »

Also Known As:

Casablanca Express: The Churchill Kidnap See more »

Filming Locations:

Casablanca, Morocco

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Dolby Stereo



Aspect Ratio:

1.33 : 1
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