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40. "The Devil's Brigade" (1968‪)‬ World War II Movie Night

    • TV & Film

Tonight is a listener request from the Swiss Alps. The 1968 American movie "The Devil's Brigade" is regarded by its makers as suffering from bad timing, given that it came out shortly after "The Dirty Dozen." However, while TDB and TDD share some common tropes (e.g., grizzled older man assembles rag-tag group of misfits, has to convince skeptical highers-up of their skills, etc.), TDB has the added dynamic of a foil to the misfits: the highly competent Canadian troops. Witness bullying, rivalries, an epic bar-fight, and finally a more serious, daredevil mission. "The Devil's Brigade" movie is also BASED (big qualifier) on the real-life Devil's Brigade/First Special Service Force... asides include seeing movies at formative times in life, and s****y pressers (i.e., movie screenings for press). 

Tonight is a listener request from the Swiss Alps. The 1968 American movie "The Devil's Brigade" is regarded by its makers as suffering from bad timing, given that it came out shortly after "The Dirty Dozen." However, while TDB and TDD share some common tropes (e.g., grizzled older man assembles rag-tag group of misfits, has to convince skeptical highers-up of their skills, etc.), TDB has the added dynamic of a foil to the misfits: the highly competent Canadian troops. Witness bullying, rivalries, an epic bar-fight, and finally a more serious, daredevil mission. "The Devil's Brigade" movie is also BASED (big qualifier) on the real-life Devil's Brigade/First Special Service Force... asides include seeing movies at formative times in life, and s****y pressers (i.e., movie screenings for press). 

42 min

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