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The Last Blitzkrieg (1959)

Approved | | Drama, War | 1959 (UK)
The fanatical son of a Nazi General leads a squad of German commandos, disguised as American Troops, behind the lines in order to sabotage the Allied Forces. Stars Van Johnson, Kerwin Matthews, Dick York and Larry Storch.

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Arthur Dreifuss

Writer:

Lou Morheim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Van Johnson ... Sgt. Hans Von Kroner / Sgt. Leonard Richardson
Kerwin Mathews ... Wilitz
Dick York ... Sgt. Ludwig
Larry Storch ... Ennis
Lise Bourdin ... Monique
Han Bentz van den Berg Han Bentz van den Berg ... Colonel von Ruppel (as Han Bentz V.D. Berg)
Leon Askin ... Sergeant Steiner
Robert Boon Robert Boon ... Kirsch
Ton van Duinhoven Ton van Duinhoven ... Hoffner (as Ton Van Duinhoven)
Gijsbert Tersteeg Gijsbert Tersteeg ... Colonel Eindorf
Charles Rosenblum Charles Rosenblum ... Schwarz
Steye van Brandenberg Steye van Brandenberg ... Lt. Wheeler
Brett Halsey ... Captain Levin (as Montgomery Ford)
Herb Grika Herb Grika ... Cpl. Wilson
Chris Baay Chris Baay ... Captain Bruger
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The fanatical son of a Nazi General leads a squad of German commandos, disguised as American Troops, behind the lines in order to sabotage the Allied Forces. Stars Van Johnson, Kerwin Matthews, Dick York and Larry Storch.

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REVEALED FOR THE FIRST TIME! Hitler's final act of fury!

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Drama | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blixtkrig See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Leon Askin plays German Sergeant Steiner, a guard at the POW camp. He would go on to play German General Alfred Burkhalter 6 years later on Hogan's Heroes (1965) for 6 years. In that role he regularly visited the POW camp where the show was set. See more »

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At the end of the movie when Van Johnson is fatally machine-gunned, the shadow of the cameraman is briefly seen twice. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Hans Von Kroner: Are you treating me this way because you're a German?
Sgt. Ludwig: No, because I'm a human being. I'm gonna tell you something you may not understand. I've got friends and relatives inside Germany. They're good and decent people. They didn't want this war. They didn't want to conquer the rest of the world. I got a feeling that there must be millions just like 'em.
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Could have been better
6 February 2003 | by counterrevolutionarySee all my reviews

This story of a German commando team operating behind American lines during the Battle of the Bulge has a fair amount of potential, but it never quite comes together, partially due to some less-than-stellar performances (Larry Storch, I'm looking in your direction) and a silly Hollywood ending.


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