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The Secret Invasion (1964)

Approved | | Action, Drama, History | 26 September 1964 (Japan)
In 1943, a group of hardened criminals is pardoned on the condition it accepts a mission to free a captive Italian general from the clutches of the Nazis.

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Roger Corman
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Stewart Granger ... Maj. Richard Mace
Raf Vallone ... Roberto Rocca - Organizer
Mickey Rooney ... Terence Scanlon - Demolition
Edd Byrnes ... Simon Fell - Forger
Henry Silva ... John Durrell - Assassin
Spela Rozin ... Mila (as Mia Massini)
William Campbell ... Jean Saval
Helmo Kindermann Helmo Kindermann ... German Fortress Commandant
Enzo Fiermonte ... Gen. Quadri
Peter Coe ... Marko - Resistance Leader
Nan Morris Nan Morris ... Stephana
Helmuth Schneider ... German Patrol Boat Captain (as Helmut Schneider)
Giulio Marchetti Giulio Marchetti ... Italian Officer
Nicholas Rend Nicholas Rend ... Captain of Fishing Boat
Craig March Craig March
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The Nazis imprison an Italian general who was planning to switch sides and turn over his army to the Allied side. Allied headquarters sends a small, somewhat misfit group of soldiers to spring the general from prison and carry out his plans. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

The Daring Plan; The Staggering Odds! See more »

Genres:

Action | Drama | History | War

Certificate:

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Country:

USA

Language:

Croatian | English | German | Italian

Release Date:

26 September 1964 (Japan) See more »

Also Known As:

The Dubious Patriots See more »

Filming Locations:

Dubrovnik, Croatia, Yugoslavia See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$600,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$3,000,000, 31 December 1964
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono

Color:

Color (Eastmancolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Trivia

Shot in 36 days. See more »

Goofs

Aside from the military uniforms, all clothing worn by both the cast and the extras is current fashion, circa early 1960s; Mia Massini's hair styles are strictly 1964. See more »

Quotes

Maj. Richard Mace: Pretty clumsy and rather childish. Now, you've had your fun, but if this happens in action, God Help you!
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Better than you'd think
14 March 2002 | by frankfobSee all my reviews

Although producer/director Roger Corman is known for his "economical" pictures, this World War II actioner belies its $600,000 budget (small by conventional Hollywood standards, but an epic for Corman) and is a well-acted, tightly directed, enjoyable not-quite-so-little picture. The story of a group of misfit Allied soldiers sent to rescue an important Italian general who has been imprisoned by the Nazis, Corman makes good use of the Dubrovnik, Yugoslavia, locations and a cast consisting of much better actors then he usually got, especially Mickey Rooney, Stewart Granger and Henry Silva (in an outstanding performance as a taciturn, deadly killer who isn't quite as cold-blooded as he seems). Even Edd Byrnes is far less annoying than usual, and turns in a good job. The action scenes are very well handled, the picture looks much more expensive than its budget would indicate, and it actually garnered some of the best reviews of Corman's career up to that time, and deservedly so. It's a good one (and compares favorably to "The Dirty Dozen," which it preceded). Check it out.


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