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The Devil's Brigade [Blu-ray] [1968]

  • SKU: 33141261
  • Release Date: 08/01/2017
  • Rating: NR
$19.99

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    Ratings & Reviews


    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (5 out of 5)

    Special Features


    • Audio Commentary by King Cohen Director Steve Mitchell and Combat Films: American Realism, 1945-2010 author Steven Jay Rubin
    • Trailer Gallery

    Synopsis


    The Devil's Brigade
    During the early days of World War II, while the United States was massing its forces for the war, England hastily plans commando raids against the German forces to keep them at bay until America's troops enter the war. As a part of this plan, the Allies create the 1st Special Service Force to plan and carry out an attack on Norway in order to tie up the German forces. This commando force of Canadian soldiers and American GIs is headed by Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick (William Holden), a paper-pusher given his first field command. Antagonism immediately erupts between Canadian Maj. Alan Crown (Cliff Robertson) and American Maj. Cliff Bricker (Vince Edwards). But Frederick utilizes their mutual dislike as a basis for a rivalry that turns this rag-tag group of misfits into a disciplined fighting force. But now that Frederick's men are ready to fight, Frederick receives word that the Norway mission has been canceled. After appealing to Washington for another assignment for the commandos, the brigade is sent on a patrol near the German lines in southern Italy. The brigade captures an enemy-held village and is then given the seemingly impossible task of taking Mt. La Difensa. ~ Paul Brenner, Rovi

    Cast & Crew


    • William Holden
      William Holden - Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick
    • Cliff Robertson
      Cliff Robertson - Major Alan Crown
    • Vince Edwards
      Vince Edwards - Maj. Cliff Bricker
    • Andrew Prine
      Andrew Prine - Pvt. Theodore Ransom
    • Claude Akins
      Claude Akins - Rockman



    Customer rating

    Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 5 reviews

    100%
    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Top Notch WWII Action Movie

      Posted
      moviereviewer1949
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      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      The Blu-ray provides great picture and sound quality. This movie is based on true events and the Devil's Brigade actually existed and fought during the War. The Brigade was a Special Unit consisting of Americans and Canadians. William Holden gives a great performance as the Lt. Colonel in charge of the Brigade while Cliff Robertson plays the Canadian Major and Vince Edwards portrays the American Major. This movie has it all, great acting, fantastic action scenes and some humor that will have you laughing. This is one of my very favorite War Movies and I think it is one of the best ever made. If you watch it I think you will agree.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      WWII Film a you Should See

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      KennyB
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      This film covers a group of men who had been in the stockade or been written up by their former commander for discipline issues place under the leadership of a colonel charged with whipping them into shape.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good World War II movie

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      Moviefellow
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      This is an entertaining World War II movie. It is a fictional story based on an actual unit

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Hollywood movie of 1 FSSF

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      JoeylovesAPPS
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      Movie adaptation of a real unit during WWII. Starts with formation and deployment into the war

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Great Present!

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      YellowtailLady
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      Bought this as a present for an older relative and he was thrilled!

      I would recommend this to a friend


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