The Devil's Brigade

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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


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  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

  6. Claude Akins

    Claude Akins

    Pvt. Rocky Rockman

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 10m

Budget -

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Release Information

  • May 15, 1968



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A review by John Chard

By John Chard

Teufels Brigade.

The Devil’s Brigade is directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and adapted to screenplay by William Roberts from the book of the same name written by Robert H. Adleman and George Walton. It stars William Holden, Cliff Robertson, Vince Edwards, Harry Carey, Claude Akins, Andrew Prine, Richard Jaeckel, Jack Watson and Jeremy Slate. A Panavision/De Luxe Color production, music is by Alex North and cinematography by William H. Clothier.

Based on real people and incidents, film follows the formation of the 1st Special Service Force (AKA: The Devil’s Brigade), their training and subse... read the rest.

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