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Attack (19-Sep-1956)

Director: Robert Aldrich

Writer: James Poe

From a play: Fragile Fox by Norman Brooks

Music Composed and Conducted by: Frank De Vol

Producer: Robert Aldrich

Keywords: Drama, WWII

NameOccupationBirthDeathKnown for
Eddie Albert
22-Apr-1906 26-May-2005 Oliver on Green Acres
Buddy Ebsen
2-Apr-1908 6-Jul-2003 Jed Clampett
Richard Jaeckel
10-Oct-1926 14-Jun-1997 Sometimes a Great Notion
Strother Martin
26-Mar-1919 1-Aug-1980 Cool Hand Luke
Lee Marvin
19-Feb-1924 29-Aug-1987 The Man Who Shot Liberty Valance
Jack Palance
18-Feb-1919 10-Nov-2006 Performed one-handed push-ups
William Smithers
10-Jul-1927   Jeremy Wendell on Dallas
Robert Strauss
8-Nov-1913 20-Feb-1975 Animal in Stalag 17


Jack Palance   ...   Lt. Costa
Eddie Albert   ...   Capt. Cooney
Lee Marvin   ...   Lt. Col. Bartlett
Robert Strauss   ...   Pfc. Bernstein
Richard Jaeckel   ...   Pvt. Snowden
Buddy Ebsen   ...   Sgt. Tolliver
Jon Shepodd   ...   Cpl. Jackson
Peter van Eyck   ...   SS Captain
Jimmy Goodwin   ...   Pfc. Ricks
Steven Geray   ...   German NCO
Judson Taylor   ...   Radioman
Louis Mercier   ...   Blacksmith
Henry Rowland   ...   German
Mike Ragan   ...   Soldier
Ron McNeil   ...   Pfc. Jones
Strother Martin   ...   Sgt. Ingersol
Leonard Bremen   ...   Mess Sergeant
And Introducing
William Smithers   ...   Lt. Woodruff


Review by Centerport (posted on 6-Jun-2009)

One of the best anti war movies made. It shows the incompetence of officers and the callus waste of good men. Eddie Albert and Jack Palance are super as the villian and the hero with a great supporting cast of Ebsen, Jaekal and Lee Marvin. It is unfortunate as it is rarely shown (it's in black and white) probably because it is too intense and graphic, as Jack Palance has his arm run over by a tank. However, it does not white wash the horror of war thus making it a must see for war movie fans.It is the antithesis of John Wayne's "Sands of Iwo Jima" with some really great acting without the cliches.

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