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The Devil's Brigade (1968) was a Action - Adventure Film directed by Andrew V. McLaglen and produced by David L. Wolper.

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William Holden Leads the Devil's Brigade

By Rick29 on Feb 3, 2020 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Holden as the brigade commander. A year after the boxoffice hit The Dirty Dozen (1967), David L. Wolper produced another World War II action film about a band of misfits transformed into an efficient combat unit. The differences are that The Devil's Brigade (1968) was based on fact and paints its s... Read full article


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Maj. Alan Crown: [after the Canadians finished singing a mocking version of 'Yankee Doodle'] Corporal Peacock, your stripes are not a licence to behave like an ass. There will be no more insulting or derogatory remarks about the Yanks, is that clear?
Cpl. Wilfrid Peacock: Yes, sir.
Cpl. Wilfrid Peacock: [addressing the Canadians] There will be no more insulting or derogatory remarks about the Yanks.
Pvt. Hugh MacDonald: Oh, would ordinary insults be acceptable, sir?


Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick: They say you find what something is worth when you pay for it.


Lt. Col. Robert T. Frederick: Major, when you address me, take that cigar out of your mouth.


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Robert T. Frederick, the commander of the Devil's Brigade, had a mustache in real life, but William Holden, who reportedly did not like his own image on film with a mustache, refused to grow or wear a false one while portraying Frederick in the movie.
According to the Australian DVD sleeve notes, "The U.S. Department of Defense provided 300 members of the Utah National Guard to play soldiers in the mass battle scenes filmed on Wasatch Mountain."
The Devil's Brigade as seen in this movie was based on the true story of the United States First Special Service Force.
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