A workmanlike rip-off of The Dirty Dozen, with Caine leading a group of ex-criminals in an attack on a German supply dump in North Africa during WWII. The script, by Lotte Colin and a certain Melvyn Bragg, aims for grand anti-war rhetoric. De Toth keeps the action going well, and the end is great - forgetting that they are wearing German uniforms, our surviving lads break cover to take a bow and get mown down by friendly fire. Ironic, huh?
Cast and crew
André De Toth
Lotte Colin, Melvyn Bragg
Michael Caine Nigel Davenport Nigel Green Harry Andrews Bernard Archard Daniel Pilon