About

12 American military prisoners in World War II are ordered to infiltrate a well-guarded enemy château and kill the Nazi officers vacationing there. The soldiers, most of whom are facing death sentences for a variety of violent crimes, agree to the mission and the possible commuting of their sentences.

7.8
85
Directed by

Robert Aldrich

Written by

Nunnally Johnson (Screenplay)
Lukas Heller (Screenplay)
E.M. Nathanson (Novel)

Runtime

150 minutes

Country

United States of America, United Kingdom

Language

English

Tagline

Train them! Excite them! Arm them!...Then turn them loose on the Nazis!

Cast

Keywords

world war ii commando based on novel or book fistfight nazi explosion shootout soldier hand grenade u.s. army training castle mission behind enemy lines suicide mission secret mission military police

Photos

Lists

#65 on AFI's 100 years...100 thrills AFI

Edgar Wright's 1000 favorite movies Edgar Wright

Awards

Oscar for Best Effects, Sound Effects

Oscar nomination for Best Actor in a Supporting Role

Oscar nomination for Best Sound

Oscar nomination for Best Film Editing