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Underground (1970)

Occupied France during WWII. The American Dawson parachutes over France and gets in contact with the French resistance. He has a plan to kidnap the German general Stryker.

Director:

Arthur H. Nadel

Writers:

Ron Bishop (screenplay), Ron Bishop (story) | 2 more credits »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Goulet ... Dawson
Danièle Gaubert ... Yvonne
Lawrence Dobkin ... Boule
Carl Duering ... Stryker
Joachim Hansen ... Hessler
Roger Delgado ... Xavier
Alexander Peleg ... Moravin
George Pravda ... Menke
Leon Lissek ... Sergeant
Harry Brooks Jr. Harry Brooks Jr. ... Panzer Sergeant
Sebastian Breaks Sebastian Breaks ... Condon
Nicole Croisille Nicole Croisille ... Bistro Singer
Derry Power Derry Power ... Pommard
Paul Murphy Paul Murphy ... Jean
Gerry Sullivan Gerry Sullivan ... Fosse
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Storyline

Major Joe Dawson parachutes into Nazi-held France where he is immediately picked up by the Marquis resistance movement. He discloses to the leader, Boule, that his mission is to kidnap the well-protected German General Stryker and take him back alive to London. The plan is to arouse the suspicions of the Gestapo as to Stryker's loyalty in order to get him out into the open. Then, as he is being carried back to Germany for trial, he will be taken from his German guards. The Marquis with whom Dawson will work is Yvonne who will pose as his wife. She is repulsed by his coldness and the nonchalance with which he kills in order to accomplish his ends, but she works with him for the cause. She later learns that Dawson and a woman companion (Ella More) had been in France before on the same mission, but they had been caught and tortured, with Dawson driven out of his mind before escaping back to England. There, he had been confined to a mental hospital, escaped, and was now back on his own to... Written by Les Adams <longhorn1939@suddenlink.net>

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Taglines:

SABOTAGE! AMBUSH! KIDNAP! See more »

Genres:

Drama | Thriller | War

Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG-13 for war violence and some sensuality | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 November 1970 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

Resistance See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color
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After parachuting into occupied France Dawson makes a getaway in a Citroën HY van. Those weren't built until after the war (1948 onward). See more »

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What Do You Expect from a War Movie Starring Robert Goulet?
3 January 2011 | by TheExpatriate700See all my reviews

Underground is a grade-C war movie starring Robert Goulet as an ace spy who hijacks a mission and parachutes into France during World War II in order to settle a vendetta. It recycles just about every cliché known in the war movie genre, and suffers from bad lighting to boot.

First of all, Robert Goulet is just not the war hero type. Had this been a film about a spy who parachutes into France and adopts a cover as a cabaret singer, it might have worked. It certainly would've been a better movie than what we get. The rest of the cast is downright laugh inducing, second rate actors playing stock roles.

To make things worst, the lighting is truly terrible. Much of the film takes place at night, and it is often impossible to see what is going on. I haven't seen lighting this bad since The Green Berets. Even Birdemic did it better! Worst of all, the story is one you've seen thousands of times before, with characters and situations done in better films. You'll be laughing when you hear Goulet's back story-it's that trite!


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