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Paratroop Command (1959)

Approved | | Drama, War | February 1959 (USA)
A squad member of the U.S. Paratroop unit in WWII accidently shoots one of his unit. Over the forthcoming months there is some anamosity against him as they battle their way across Italy.

Director:

William Witney

Writer:

Stanley Shpetner (as Stan Shpetner)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Bakalyan ... Charlie
Ken Lynch ... Lieutenant
Jack Hogan ... Ace
Jimmy Murphy Jimmy Murphy ... Sergeant
Jeff Morris Jeff Morris ... Pigpen
James Beck James Beck ... Cowboy (as Jim Beck)
Carolyn Hughes Carolyn Hughes ... Gina
Patricia Huston Patricia Huston ... Amy
Paul Busch ... German Captain
Sydney Lassick ... Interpreter (as Sid Lassick)
Brad Trumbull Brad Trumbull ... Pilot
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A squad member of the U.S. Paratroop unit in WWII accidently shoots one of his unit. Over the forthcoming months there is some anamosity against him as they battle their way across Italy.

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psychotronic film | See All (1) »

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Kids Living to the Deadly Thrill of Jump and Kill! See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

February 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Comando paracaidista See more »

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Production Co:

Santa Rosa Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Black and White (archive footage)| Black and White

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Mentioned by Quentin Tarantino among his favorite war films. See more »

Goofs

The helmet of the Lieutenant (played by Ken Lynch) has a vertical white stripe on the back. In 1943, the US Army did not use the white stripes during the North Africa Campaign (vertical for officers, horizontal for NCO's). These were not added to the combat helmets until just before D-Day in 1944. See more »

Crazy Credits

Opening credits prologue: INVASION OF AFRICA 1942 See more »

Connections

Referenced in Nadja in Paris (1964) See more »

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Good low-budget war-fare
19 June 1999 | by buxSee all my reviews

A young soldier (Bakalyan) feels he is jinxed...can never do anything right.....fellow soldiers agree with him, and persecute him in combat. Good low-budget war flick, featuring "unknown" cast. Of course our anti-hero redeems himself in the bullet laden conclusion.


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