Tank Force

Tank Force

Terence Young (1958)

104min
U Certificate
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Review

Our Score
The team behind Dr No and From Russia With Love - producer "Cubby" Broccoli, director Terence Young, writer Richard Maibaum, cameraman Ted Moore - were all present and correct for this war drama about the campaign in the Libyan desert. American hunk Victor Mature was imported to play an American who serves as a sergeant in the British army. He organises an escape from an Italian PoW camp and is then captured and tortured by a shifty sheikh in league with the Nazis. Every racial stereotype in the book stands to attention as Mature lurches from one heroic deed to the next, culminating in a joust with a Panzer tank.

Summary

An American sergeant is assigned to serve with a British tank corps in North Africa, where he is captured by German forces and identified as the man behind a failed assassination attempt on Josef Goebbels. He refuses to give up without a fight, and plans to lead his fellow PoWs in a break-out. Second World War drama, starring Victor Mature and Leo Genn.

Cast & Crew

Sgt David H Thatcher Victor Mature
Sgt Kendall Leo Genn
Pte `Tiger' Noakes Anthony Newley
Capt Ritter Alfred Burke
Maj Fred Patterson David Lodge
Cpl Johnson Kenneth Fortescue
Bartlett Sean Kelly
Carola Luciana Paluzzi
Director Terence Young
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Drama