Paramount Pictures (1962)
Comedy, Drama, War, Action
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90 mins USA / English
DVD  Region 1
Nick Adams Homer
James Coburn Cpl. Frank Henshaw
Bobby Darin Pvt. Dave Corby
Harry Guardino Sgt. Jim Larkin
Steve McQueen Pvt. John Reese
Bob Newhart Pfc. James E. Driscoll
Fess Parker Platoon Sgt. Bill Pike
Don Haggerty Capt. Mace
Joseph Hoover Capt. Roger Loomis
L.Q. Jones Supply Sgt. Frazer
Mike Kellin Pvt. Stan Kolinski
Michele Montau Monique Ouidel
Bill Mullikin Pfc. Joe Cumberly
Don Siegel
Producer Henry Blanke
Writer Robert Pirosh
Richard Carr
Musician Leonard Rosenman

World War II drama where the action centers around a single maneuver by a squad of GIs in retaliation against the force of the German Siegfried line. Reese joins a group of weary GIs unexpectedly ordered back into the line when on their way to a rest area. While most of the men withdraw from their positions facing a German pillbox at the far side of a mine-field, half a dozen men are left to protect a wide front. By various ruses, they manage to convince the Germans that a large force is still holding the position. Then Reese leads two of the men in an unauthorized and unsuccessful attack on the pillbox, in which the other two are killed; and when the main platoon returns, he is threatened with court-martial. Rather that face the disgrace, and in an attempt to show he was right, he makes a one-man attack on the pillbox.
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