Attack (1956)

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In 1945, an American Infantry company sets up an artillery observation post, but tensions between Captain Cooney and Lieutenant Costa run high.


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Robert Aldrich


Norman Brooks (play), James Poe (screenplay)

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13 August 2002 | esteban1747
| An Episode of the Second World War in Belgium
A coward officer, captain Cooney, sent part of his troops to a sure death, but the lieutenant (Jack Palance) responsible of this mission fights enough to protect his subordinates and to conclude it successfully. Other officers recognize the wrong and egoist behavior of his captain and decided to kill him. The fact is that this officer was closely friendly with his Lt. Colonel (Lee Marvin), who although misinformed of the way Cooney died, never believed this version and for so decided to propose a posthumous honor to his coward friend (!!!). Whether this really happened is not the problem, the fact is that this could take place in any war if the officers have not enough ethics as humans. This is an old film directed masterfully by Aldrich, which is a real jewel of war genre. Palance acted in an excellent way, perhaps one of his best presentations in the big screen.

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Release Date:

17 October 1956


English, German, French

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Albertson Ranch, Triunfo, California, USA

Box Office


$750,000 (estimated)

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