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The Last Blitzkrieg

  • Drama
  • 1958
  • Arthur Dreifuss
  • 84 mins
  • A

Summary

The son of a Nazi general is selected for a secret undercover mission. He and his men disguise themselves as American soldiers and go behind the Allied lines, with the intention of carrying out acts of sabotage and undermining enemy morale. Second World War drama, starring Van Johnson and Kerwin Mathews.

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Review

Rating: 1 out of 5.

Looking around for a Hollywood actor to play the English-speaking son of a top Nazi general, producer Sam Katzman should never have settled for Van Johnson, whose lightweight presence destroys the picture. Although this was filmed in Holland and uses some local players and crew, the obvious reliance on stock battle footage further undermines credibility. The plot has Johnson leading a sabotage squad masquerading as Americans behind Allied lines. Other against-type casting sees the usually heroic Kerwin Mathews (The 7th Voyage of Sinbad) as a vicious Nazi and Bewitched star Dick York playing it straight as a square-jawed American sergeant.

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Credits

Cast

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Sgt Von Kroner / Sgt RichardsonVan Johnson
WilitzKerwin Mathews
Sergeant LudwigDick York
EnnisLarry Storch
MoniqueLise Bourdin
Colonel Von RuppelHan Bentz Van Den Berg
Sergeant SteinerLeon Askin
KirschRobert Boon
HoffnerTon Van Duinhoven
Colonel EindorfGijsbert Tersteeg
SchwarzCharles Rosenblum
Lieutenant WheelerSteve Van Brandenberg
Captain LevinBrett Halsey
Corporal WilsonHerb Grika
Captain BrugerChris Baay

Crew

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DirectorArthur Dreifuss

Details

Theatrical distributor
Columbia Picture Corp. Ltd
Language
English
Formats
Black and white
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