1968 American war film about the formation and first mission of the joint Canadian-American WWII special forces winter and mountain unit formally called 1st Special Service Force, but commonly known as “The Devil’s Brigade”. The film dramatises the Brigade's first mission in the Italian Campaign, the task of capturing the German mountain stronghold Monte la Difensa, in December 1943. The film is based on the 1966 book of the same name, co-written by American novelist and historian Robert H. Adleman and Col. George Walton, a member of the brigade.

  1. George Walton


  2. Robert H. Adleman


  3. Andrew V. McLaglen


  4. William Roberts


Top Billed Cast

  1. William Holden

    William Holden

    Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick

  2. Cliff Robertson

    Cliff Robertson

    Major Alan Crown

  3. Vince Edwards

    Vince Edwards

    Major Cliff Bricker

  4. Andrew Prine

    Andrew Prine

    Pvt. Theodore Ransom

  5. Jeremy Slate

    Jeremy Slate

    Sgt. Pat O'Neill

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The Devil's Brigade
The Devil's Brigade



Status Released

Release Information

  • May 15, 1968


Original Language English

Runtime 2h 10m

Budget -

Revenue -



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