DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALDRICH
CAST: JACK PALANCE, LEE MARVIN, EDDIE ALBERT
The year after The Big Knife Aldrich and Jack Palance teamed up again with another pressure cooker drama just as cynical, thrust into the heart of the European front in the waning, mad-dog days of World War II. Brave platoon leader Palance tangles with bluff-and-bluster bureaucrat Eddie Albert, who pursues his own petty vendettas even as the enemy tanks are closing in, the atmosphere of rancor and hate so thick you could cut it with a bayonet. A precursor to Paths of Glory, with the great Lee Marvin.