The Steel Bayonet (1958)

Genres - Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Run Time - 84 min.  |   Countries - UK, USA  |  
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This British WW II drama takes place in the wilds of Tunis. Major Gerrard (Leo Genn) is ordered to lead a desperate mission to capture a Nazi-held farmhouse. Despite the fact that this undertaking is tantamount to committing suicide, Gerrard has no trouble rounding up volunteers. There's a bit too much of the old "stiff upper lip" in the dialogue, though the action sequences are first-rate and believable. Of interest to modern viewers is the presence in the cast of Michael Caine; he isn't billed, and barely has a line, but he's instantly recognizable.

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war, against-all-odds, territory, bayonet, Britain, steel