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Lost Command

  • Drama
  • 1966
  • Mark Robson
  • 124 mins
  • 15

Summary

Action drama set in north Africa, starring Anthony Quinn and Alain Delon. Released from a PoW camp in Indo-China, an unorthodox commander and his French paratroopers are disbanded. Then hostilities in Algeria mean they are needed again.

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Review

Rating: 2 out of 5.

French soldier Anthony Quinn gathers his old unit from the Indo-China war and heads for Algeria, ready to crush the independence movement. But his hopes of recruiting another old buddy, George Segal, are dashed when he discovers that Segal heads up the rebel army. In between all this is Claudia Cardinale, looking gorgeous and changing sides according to which man she shares a scene with. Alain Delon and Maurice Ronet (both of whom were up for the Omar Sharif role in Lawrence of Arabia) guaranteed the movie a huge audience in France, though it's unlikely that American audiences would even know where Algeria was or why Anthony Quinn and George Segal thought it worth the bother of their dodgy French accents.

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Credits

Cast

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Lt Col RaspeguyAnthony Quinn
Capt EsclavierAlain Delon
MahidiGeorge Segal
Countess de ClairefonsMichèle Morgan
BoisfeurasMaurice Ronet
AichaClaudia Cardinale
Ben SaadGrégoire Aslan
General MelièsJean Servais
MerleMaurice Sarfati
OrsiniJean-Claude Bercq
VerteSyl Lamont
MayorJacques Marin

Crew

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DirectorMark Robson

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Available on
video and DVD
Formats
Colour
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