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Master Sgt. "Murph" Savage impersonates a fallen general in the hope of inspiring his fellow soldiers to bravely fight their way out of a Nazi ensnarement. He might succeed if he can avoid the one soldier who knows his true identity.Written by
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The American tanks in this film are Pershing M-26 tanks. They were produced toward the end of the war, and only 2200 or so were made. They were the first tank that could deal with the German tanks. The previous tank, the M-4 Sherman tank was armed with only a low-velocity 75mm gun at first that was replaced with a 76mm gun. Both guns proved inadequate. The Pershing was armed with a 90mm gun that could deal with any German Tank. Toward the end of the war, a few M-4 Shermans were equipped with a bigger gun to make it a tank destroyer. But for the most part, the best tank gun was in the Pershing. See more »
The tanks have been falsely Id'ed as M26 Pershings when in fact, the German tanks are M41 Walker Bulldogs and the American tanks are M47 Patton tanks. Easy to see on close examination. See more »
It's France 1944. Brigadier General Charles Lane, Master Sergeant Murphy Savage (Glenn Ford), and Corporal Chan Derby (Red Buttons) drive up to a group of dis-spirited men. They have been cut off by the German advance. The General orders the men to organize and attempts to set up his headquarter in a bombed out farmhouse. Savage finds Frenchwoman Simone taking a bath. The General is killed. Corporal Terry Sellers suffering from battle fatigue arrives looking to go to the hospital. He mistakes Savage for the general and is convinced to re-enter the fight. Savage decides to impersonate the General to keep up morale and command the defense.
I like the concept and its inherent conflict. Ford and Buttons are fine. I like this except for Hutchmeyer. The movie leaves the past a bit too murky. He should simply be a hard nose sergeant and they fear being outed by him. All the comedy with Hutchmeyer falls flat. The suggestion of something truly dark saps away the lightness of the comedy. It gets rather tiresome. The fight against the Germans is the compelling part. The comedy doesn't really work.
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