Darby's Rangers (1958)

Genres - War  |   Sub-Genres - Combat Films, War Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 12, 1958 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 122 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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James Garner stars as WWII hero Major William Darby in this characteristically gusty William Wellman combat film. Darby organizes a highly-trained group of rangers, to be deployed in behind-the-lines activities in Italy and Northern Africa. The first portion of the film details the training, with time out for a few comic and romantic interludes; the second part shows Darby's Rangers in full, ferocious action. In addition to Garner, Warner Bros. used Darby's Rangers to spotlight another of its TV stars, Edd "Kookie" Byrnes; Bill Wellman Jr. also shows up in the supporting role of Eli Clatworthy. The film was adapted from the book by Major James Altieri.

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war, bad-guy, battle [war], good-guy, invasion, love, romance