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The Devil's Brigade (15-May-1968)

Director: Andrew V. McLaglen

Writer: William Roberts

Based on a book by: Robert H. Adleman; Col. George Walton

Music Composed and Conducted by: Alex North

Producer: David L. Wolper

Keywords: Drama, WWII

A colonel is tasked with taking an elite Canadian unit and group of American criminals and misfits, combining them into a working fighting force. Not a ripoff of The Dirty Dozen (1967) but instead the true story of the First Special Service Force, formed 1942.

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Vince Edwards
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William Holden
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Paul Hornung
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Richard Jaeckel
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Patric Knowles
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Hal Needham
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Carroll O'Connor
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Michael Rennie
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Cliff Robertson
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William Holden   ...   Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick
Cliff Robertson   ...   Maj. Alan Crown
Vince Edwards   ...   Maj. Cliff Bricker
Andrew Prine   ...   Pvt. Theodore Ransom
Claude Akins   ...   Pvt. Rocky Rockman
Richard Jaeckel   ...   Pvt. Omar Greco
Jack Watson   ...   Cpl. Peacock
Jeremy Slate   ...   Sgt. Pat O'Neill
Richard Dawson   ...   Pvt. Hugh MacDonald
Tom Stern   ...   Capt. Cardwell
Tom Troupe   ...   Pvt. Al Manella
Luke Askew   ...   Pvt. Hubert Hixon
Bill Fletcher   ...   Pvt. Bronc Guthrie
Jean-Paul Vignon   ...   Pvt. Henri Laurent
Harry Carey, Jr.   ...   Capt. Rose
Norman Alden   ...   The M.P. Lt.
Patric Knowles   ...   Adm. Lord Mountbatten
James Craig   ...   Maj. Gen. Knapp
Don Megowan   ...   Luke Phelan
David Pritchard   ...   Cpl. Coker
Maggie Thrett   ...   Millie
Paul Busch   ...   The German Captain
Alix Talton   ...   Miss Arnold
Wilhelm von Homburg   ...   Fritz
Rita Rogers   ...   Miss Tilda Kleinschmidt
Jerry Gatlin   ...   The M.P.
Gina Grant   ...   Supporting Cast
Alan Caillou   ...   Gen. Marlin
Don Fullmer   ...   The G.I.
Max Turilli   ...   The German Commander
Donald Ein   ...   Gen. Jensen
Rex Layne   ...   The Lumberman
Richard Simmons   ...   Gen. Bixby
Pat Waltz   ...   Gen. Hunter's Aide
Guest Stars
Dana Andrews   ...   Brig. Gen. Walter Naylor
Michael Rennie   ...   Lt. Gen. Mark Clark
Carroll O'Connor   ...   Maj. Gen. Maxwell Hunter
Gretchen Wyler   ...   The Lady of Joy
Paul Hornung   ...   The Lumberjack
Gene Fullmer   ...   The Bartender
Hal Needham   ...   The Sgt.
Julian J. Ludwig   ...   Gen. Clark's Aide


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