After surviving a massacre in Malmedy, a location behind the German army in Europe, four American soldiers with only one weapon rescue the British pilot Oberon Winley (Kirby Heyborn) in a tree and they move together, trying to reach the allied forces and save a great number of allied soldiers from a German attack with the information got by Winley in his flight. While marching, each soldier discloses inner secrets to the rest of the group.Written by
Claudio Carvalho, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil
Over 100 war re-enactors volunteered to participate in filming, lying in the snow for hours at a time. See more »
When the German halftrack shows up at Catrine's, the German soldier she offers the bread to is carrying a pistol that is later referred to as a "Luger". It is not a Luger but is in fact a Walther P-38. See more »
This is Armed Forces Radio, reporting from London. Today Supreme Allied Headquarters reported American combat troops and aircraft have completely routed the attacking German army at the Ardennes front.
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Performed by JoAnn Ottley
JOANN OTTLEY: Retrospective
1999 Tantara Records
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I really enjoyed the film and it gave a different slant to the Malmedy massacre which took place in 1944. The snow scenes gave the film a great atmosphere. Most of the actors played excellent parts, the plot involving a group of American GIs coming across an English (RAF) pilot. One problem was Kirby Heyborne. If I came across Kirby Heyborne's as "Englishman" during World War II I would be tempted to shoot him as a German spy. His accent is dreadful and certainly not English. At times he was a comic opera Englishman and next an American. Was an English actor, living in the United States, not available to play this important part? It would have made a big difference to the film.
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