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

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

Maj. Gen. Maxwell Hunter: Faith moves mountains. It doesn't take them.

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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."
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.
The Devil's Brigrade actually existed (although the unit was actually known as "The Black Devils"). During World War II, the brigade suffered casualty rates of 39%. Following the end of WWII, the brigade was disbanded. Veterans of the Devil's Brigade have been meeting each year, since 1945, in Montana, at the former training facility depicted in the movie.
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