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During World War II, a rebellious U.S. Army Major is assigned a dozen convicted murderers to train and lead them into a mass assassination mission of German officers.
The film was cited by Terry Nation as one of his influences behind his TV series Blake's 7 (1978).
Major John Reisman:
And where is Donald Duck?
Samson Posey: Donald Duck's down at the crossroads with a machine gun.
Major John Reisman: He'd better not be asleep or we all be in trouble, huh!
Wladislaw admits that he couldn't understand the German officers who greet him and Reisman in the chateau, but in the dialogue in question, the officer says in quite intelligible German, "Good evening, sir. Lovely weather we are having, no?" Considering how well he understands other Germans in the chateau, it seems unlikely he would have trouble with this clearly spoken line. In reality, it was probably easier for the actor playing the German to deliver the line in clearly-spoken German than to approximate a harder to understand dialect.
The opening credits don't occur until 10 minutes into the film. While it is common nowadays for films to have a pre-credits sequence, it was considered innovative in 1967.
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