PG | | Drama, History, War
Operation Market Garden, September 1944: The Allies attempt to capture several strategically important bridges in the Netherlands in the hope of breaking the German lines. However, mismanagement and poor planning result in its failure.
According to the DVD, General R.E. Urquhart had no idea who Sir Sean Connery was, or why his daughters were so excited that he had been chosen to play their father in the film. Sir Richard Attenborough picked Connery because of his strong resemblance to the younger Urqhart.
Lt. Colonel J.O.E. Vandeleur:
Remember what the general said; we're the cavalry. It would be bad form to arrive in advance of schedule. In the nick of time would do nicely.
Lt. General Horrocks states during the drive up the road that "It'll be dark soon". However, the short shadows of vehicles and buildings clearly show that it is the middle of the day.
English, German, Dutch, Polish, Latin
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