Not Rated | | Action, Adventure, War
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 training segment of the story took two months to film.
Sergeant Clyde Bowren:
Franko, V.R.; death by hanging. Vladek, M.; thirty years hard labor. Jefferson, R. T.; death by hanging. Pinkley, V.L.; thirty years imprisonment. Gilpin, S.; thirty years hard labor. Posey, S.; death by hanging. Wladislaw, T.; death by hanging. ...
While the Germans did actually have early night vision scopes in the Second World War, these active infrared devices were clumsy, very heavy, rare, and reserved for special ops. It is hardly conceivable that any would be stationed at a glorified officer's brothel.
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.
In Germany, in the German-language dubbed version, audiences saw only throwing hand grenades into the airshafts at the chateau. The scenes showing grenades being dumped into, and gasoline being poured into, the airshafts were cut.
Deutschland, Deutschland über alles
Music by Franz Joseph Haydn
English, German, French, Spanish, Latin
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