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The Last Blitzkrieg (1959)

Approved | | Drama, War | 1959 (UK)
The fanatical son of a Nazi General leads a squad of German commandos, disguised as American Troops, behind the lines in order to sabotage the Allied Forces. Stars Van Johnson, Kerwin Matthews, Dick York and Larry Storch.

Director:

Arthur Dreifuss

Writer:

Lou Morheim
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Van Johnson ... Sgt. Hans Von Kroner / Sgt. Leonard Richardson
Kerwin Mathews ... Wilitz
Dick York ... Sgt. Ludwig
Larry Storch ... Ennis
Lise Bourdin ... Monique
Han Bentz van den Berg Han Bentz van den Berg ... Colonel von Ruppel (as Han Bentz V.D. Berg)
Leon Askin ... Sergeant Steiner
Robert Boon Robert Boon ... Kirsch
Ton van Duinhoven Ton van Duinhoven ... Hoffner (as Ton Van Duinhoven)
Gijsbert Tersteeg Gijsbert Tersteeg ... Colonel Eindorf
Charles Rosenblum Charles Rosenblum ... Schwarz
Steye van Brandenberg Steye van Brandenberg ... Lt. Wheeler
Brett Halsey ... Captain Levin (as Montgomery Ford)
Herb Grika Herb Grika ... Cpl. Wilson
Chris Baay Chris Baay ... Captain Bruger
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The fanatical son of a Nazi General leads a squad of German commandos, disguised as American Troops, behind the lines in order to sabotage the Allied Forces. Stars Van Johnson, Kerwin Matthews, Dick York and Larry Storch.

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REVEALED FOR THE FIRST TIME! Hitler's final act of fury!

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English | German

Release Date:

1959 (UK) See more »

Also Known As:

Blixtkrig See more »

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Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

Leon Askin plays German Sergeant Steiner, a guard at the POW camp. He would go on to play German General Alfred Burkhalter 6 years later on Hogan's Heroes (1965) for 6 years. In that role he regularly visited the POW camp where the show was set. See more »

Goofs

When the Lieutenant calls ahead to the scout, the scout tells him the German soldiers have rifles and Tommy guns. A Tommy gun was slang for a Thompson sub machine gun, a weapon only used by the allies and not the Germans. See more »

Quotes

Sgt. Hans Von Kroner: Are you treating me this way because you're a German?
Sgt. Ludwig: No, because I'm a human being. I'm gonna tell you something you may not understand. I've got friends and relatives inside Germany. They're good and decent people. They didn't want this war. They didn't want to conquer the rest of the world. I got a feeling that there must be millions just like 'em.
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An unintentional laugh riot?!
24 September 2002 | by VagabearSee all my reviews

I just saw this picture screened in an old 35mm release print. I thought this would be a companion piece to that other WWII Van Johnson bore-fest, THE ENEMY GENERAL. However, this one was hysterical! Right from the get-go the acting, as well as the tone of the production was broad and inept (verging on HOGAN'S HEROES territory) all the while parading as a serious WWII yarn. Watch for Dick York and a scenery chewing Larry Storch (pre-"Bewitched" and "F-Troop" respectively.) And BTW, the stark black and white photography was excellent (when not resorting to stock footage of the actual war.) Definitely a "so bad it's good


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