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

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

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



Overall customer rating

4.4
100%
would recommend to a friend
  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Top Notch WWII Action Movie

    Posted
    moviereviewer1949
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    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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