Paratroop Command (1959)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Release Date - Feb 1, 1959 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 77 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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This routine wartime drama of bravery and misunderstanding stars (Richard Bakalyan) as Charlie, a soldier who suffers the scorn of his paratroop unit because he accidentally kills one of their own men. The setting is World War II in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy. There seems to be no clear way to square himself with his own conscience, or to right the fatal mistake he made, and so Charlie has to somehow live with the retribution and the tensions his act causes among the other paratroopers. But since everyone is in the same combat situation, he might one day get a chance to redeem himself. Director William Witney made his reputation in action films like this one.

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war, accident, courage, friendly-fire, honor [recognition], investigation, paratrooper, redemption