“[to Major Bricker] You’ve been in-and-out of nine different camps because you’re the biggest chiseler, hustler, and scrounger in the whole Army. Well, in two weeks our first recruits arrive, and whatever they need, and whatever this camp needs, you’re going to supply. How you do it is your own business. So start hustling.” – Lt. Col. Robert Frederick
Number of Times Seen – 1 (9 Mar 2014)
Brief Synopsis – A US Army Colonel must create an elite unit from a ragtag band of soldiers and a unit of Canadian soldiers during the early years of WWII.
My Take on it – William Holden and Cliff Robertson play army commanders who do all they can to create compatriotism and comradeship among their two competing units.
Unfortunately, this movie isn’t more than a mediocre version of movies like The Dirty Dozen (1967) and isn’t nearly as entertaining as that was.
I had hoped that having Holden here would make it better, but even he couldn’t elevate this mediocre attempt.
Lots of dead Nazis, so there is a slight plus here. 🙂
Bottom Line – Mediocre WWII movie that tries to emulate The Dirty Dozen (1967) and similar war movies. Nothing special here
Rating – BAFTA Worthy
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