Approved | | Action, Drama, War
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.
On February 5 2015, surviving members of the "Black Devils" upon which this movie was based--all in their 90s--received the Congressional Gold Medal, the highest civilian award, for their service in WWII.
Lt. Gen. Mark Clark:
Full colonels are not expendable.
Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick: Sir, how low in rank does a man have to be before he is expendable?
All of the American officers, when wearing neckties are wearing Army Green neckties. They should be wearing khaki ties. Army Green did not come along until well after WW II. The enlisted men are all wearing the proper ties.
The copyright date in the opening credits is MCMXLVIII, which would be 1948, not 1968, when the film was actually produced.
The TV version of the film plays with subtitles for the Germans; the video version dosen't include subtitles.
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