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They Were Not Divided (1950)

This movie begins in a World War II training depot of a British Guards armored regiment where recruits from many walks of life learn to survive the strict discipline and training together ... See full summary »

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Terence Young

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Terence Young
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Edward Underdown Edward Underdown ... Philip Hamilton
Ralph Clanton Ralph Clanton ... David Morgan
Helen Cherry ... Wilhelmina
Stella Andrew Stella Andrew ... Jane
Michael Brennan Michael Brennan ... Smoke O'Connor
Michael Trubshawe ... Major Bushey Noble
Rupert Gerard Rupert Gerard ... Earl of Bentham
John Wynn John Wynn ... '45 Jones
Desmond Llewelyn ... '77 Jones
Anthony Dawson ... Michael
Estelle Brody Estelle Brody ... War Correspondent
Rufus Cruickshank Rufus Cruickshank ... Sergeant Dean (as Rufus Cruikshank)
R.S.M. Brittain R.S.M. Brittain ... Regimental Sergeant Major
Christopher Lee ... Chris Lewis
Alvin Floyd Alvin Floyd ... Butch
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This movie begins in a World War II training depot of a British Guards armored regiment where recruits from many walks of life learn to survive the strict discipline and training together before going into battle in tanks. There is a cameo appearance by the real Sergeant Major Brittain, who was famous in the British guards regiments.

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Trivia

Theatrical movie debut of Michael Trubshawe (Major Bushey Noble). See more »

Goofs

An on screen caption reads "1943 Anzio and the war being won in Italy". The Anzio landings actually took place in January 1944. See more »

Connections

Referenced in 30 Years of James Bond (1992) See more »

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Rosemary
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Music by Edward Elgar
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Unknown Gem. Must see for WWII buffs
21 August 2010 | by pete36See all my reviews

The BBC recently aired this on a lazy Monday afternoon in mid-August when probably not many were watching. But as this was made by Terence Young (future director of some prolific Bondmovies) I happened to tape it.

What a great surprise this proves to be. Probably about the sole movie account of a (chiefly) British tank battalion journey into France and Belgium after D-Day.

I will admit it's all very "stiff British upperlip" (jolly good show boys and so on)and especially the romance segments have dated badly, but there is a true feel of authenticity, not only that it's made about 4 years after WWII, but the director gives a realistic and almost documentary-like style to the battle scenes.

It all moves along at a brisk pace, and being a bit of WWII buff, it gave me a very rare insight and almost 'behind the scenes' view of a tankbatallion in action in 1944.

I'll doubt if it is available on DVD so you will maybe have to wait till the BBC airs it again, in 10 years or so !


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Country:

UK

Language:

English

Release Date:

8 February 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Companheiros da Glória See more »

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Two Cities Films See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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