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Time Out says

Often described as hysterical, this is in fact a brilliant predecessor to Kubrick's Paths of Glory using a fictional slant on World War II's Battle of the Bulge - the cowardice of a CO (Albert), resulting in heavy casualties, is studiously ignored by superiors with an eye to his father's political pull - to express a virulent disgust not so much with war itself as with the systems of privilege and self-interest which perpetuate its disasters. Where Kubrick analyses, Aldrich attacks; and his images have precisely the same hallucinatingly twisted quality as the war-torn landscapes in which they take shape.
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Release Details

  • Duration:103 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Robert Aldrich
  • Screenwriter:James Poe
  • Cast:
    • Jack Palance
    • Eddie Albert
    • Lee Marvin
    • Robert Strauss
    • Richard Jaeckel
    • Buddy Ebsen
    • Peter Van Eyck
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