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An American colonel who has never been in combat is assigned to create a special forces unit from Canadian Army troops and a ragtag group of U.S. Army misfits.
Robert T. Frederick, the commander of the Devil's Brigade, had a mustache in real life, but William Holden, who reportedly did not like his own image on film with a mustache, refused to grow or wear a false one, so the film's Frederick is clean lipped. Just one year later, Holden ... ...
Maj. Alan Crown:
...The most memorable compliment came from their commandin' officer; and he referred to us as Der Teufel Brigade'... Members of The Devil's Brigade.
Maj. Alan Crown: Long life to the Devil!
The entire movie apparently takes place in 1942, but they invade Italy, which did not happen until September 1943.
The copyright date in the opening credits is MCMXLVIII, which would be 1948, not 1968, when the film was actually produced.
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