• Film

The Devil's Brigade


Time Out says

Apparently based on fact, this emerges as a pretty slavish reprise of Aldrich's The Dirty Dozen. This time round, Holden is the unconventional officer assigned the task of knocking a bunch of thugs and misfits into shape for a special do-or-die mission. Appealing to their pride by pitting them against a crack Canadian regiment, he naturally succeeds. Thereafter, while not behaving impeccably on the battlefield, they sing 'For He's a Jolly Good Fellow' and hold birthday celebrations for the man who showed them the path to glory. The characterisations are strictly cardboard and the direction sluggish.

Release Details

  • Duration:130 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Andrew V McLaglen
  • Screenwriter:William Roberts
  • Cast:
    • William Holden
    • Cliff Robertson
    • Vince Edwards
    • Andrew Prine
    • Claude Akins
    • Carroll O'Connor
    • Richard Jaeckel
    • Jack Watson
    • Harry Carey
    • Dana Andrews
    • Michael Rennie
    • Patric Knowles
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