The film begins with the final moments of the Battle of Dien Bien Phu in 1954, when the final assault of Viet Minh is imminent. The weakened French garrison awaits reinforcements that arrive with a single plane under the command of Major De Clairefons. The outpost commander, Basque Lt. Col. Pierre-Noel Raspeguy (Quinn) fights to protect the group, but the paras are slaughtered as they land

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  1. Jean Lartéguy


  2. Nelson Gidding


  3. Mark Robson


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  1. Anthony Quinn

    Anthony Quinn

    Lt. Col. Pierre Raspeguy

  2. Alain Delon

    Alain Delon

    Captain Phillipe Esclavier

  3. George Segal

    George Segal

    Lt. Mahidi

  4. Maurice Ronet

    Maurice Ronet

    Capain. Boisfeuras

  5. Burt Kwouk

    Burt Kwouk

    Viet Officer

  6. Michèle Morgan

    Michèle Morgan

    Countess de Clairefons

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Status Released

Original Language English

Runtime 2h 9m

Budget -

Revenue -

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Release Information

  • May 1, 1966



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