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    • Re: What Are Your Favourite, Non-Duke War Movies?

      Jay J. Foraker wrote:

      "Battleground"


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      Stumpy wrote:

      Three more of my favorite non-Duke war movies are "Wake Island", "Sailor of the King" (called "Singlehanded" in the UK) and "Run Silent, Run Deep".


      Wake Island, and "Run Silent, Run Deep".

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      Keith
      London- England

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    • Re: What Are Your Favourite Non-Duke War Movies?

      Watch this space!!

      Wake Island (1942)
      Destination Tokyo (1943)
      Guadalcanal Diary (1943)
      The Bridges at Toko-Ri (1954)
      Go Tell the Spartans (1978)
      The Big Red One (1980)


      will appear at this theatre soon
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      Keith
      London- England
    • Re: What Are Your Favourite Non-Duke War Movies?

      I saw these today at Sams Club, had never seen them before. It was called 20th Centry Fox Classics and there were two of them with four war movies in each one.

      The first one had,

      The Desert Rats
      Von Ryans Express
      Twelve O'Clock High
      The Young Lions

      The second had,

      The Blue Max
      The Desert Fox
      The Immortal Sergeant
      Sink the Bismarck

      Not a bad collection. I guess it's part of Fox's classic collections of which there are about 18 volumes of various movies. I didn't notice the price, but on Amazon they're about $20.
    • Re: What Are Your Favourite Non-Duke War Movies?

      WaynamoJim wrote:

      I saw these today at Sams Club, had never seen them before. It was called 20th Centry Fox Classics and there were two of them with four war movies in each one.

      The first one had,

      The Desert Rats
      Von Ryans Express
      Twelve O'Clock High
      The Young Lions

      The second had,

      The Blue Max
      The Desert Fox
      The Immortal Sergeant
      Sink the Bismarck

      Not a bad collection. I guess it's part of Fox's classic collections of which there are about 18 volumes of various movies. I didn't notice the price, but on Amazon they're about $20.


      Hi Jim, you cant go wrong with these. The Desert Rats and the Desert Fox are related to each other and James Mason plays Fieldmarshal Erwin Rommel in both. In fact, I just rewatched both of them yesterday and this morning ;-)) The rest are all good movies and the "worst" of those eight IMO-are The Immortal Sergeant and The Young Lions-and those are still good movies.

      Might I suggest a few to you:

      Hannibal Brooks, The Command, Darby's Rangers and The Tanks Are Coming.

      In: The Desert Fox, they use quite a bit of real footage which blends in nicely--check out the footage of the Opening British Artillery Barrage on El Alamein.
      Es Ist Verboten Mit Gefangenen In Einzelhaft Zu Sprechen..

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    • Re: What Are Your Favourite Non-Duke War Movies?

      Yeah, Karl, I've seen all of those in both sets and have probably seen The Desert Fox, and Desert Rats a few times. I've seen The Immortal Sergeant a few times also and is one movie I've always liked. Out of all of them, I think The Blue Max is the only one I've seen once. Shoot, I remember going to see The Young Lions & Von Ryans Express at the theaters when they first came out. Seen Twelve O'clock High many times on tv and my favorite part is when Gregory Pecks character, Gen. Savage, first goes to take over the bomber group and raking everybody over the coals because they were too nonchalant about the way things are run.
    • Re: What Are Your Favourite Non-Duke War Movies?

      That is like a top10 for me:

      Wake Island by John Farrow
      Gung Ho! by Ray Enright
      Where Eagles Dare by Brian G. Hutton
      A Bridge Too Far by Richard Attenborough
      Heartbrake Ridge by Clint Eastwood
      Hamburger Hill by John Irvin
      84C MoPic by Patrick Sheame Duncan
      Full Metal Jacket by Stanley Kubrick
      We Were Soldiers by Randall Wallace
      Missing in Action by Joseph Zito
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