Lee Marvin leads a rifle squad through the many grim and gurgling trials of war. The D-Day invasion and the liberation of a concentration camp are among their victorious yet tragic adventures. Sam Fuller's semi-autobiographical war-drama is filled with the kind of gripping action, raw intensity and occasional off-beat humor that we've come to expect from one of the great pioneers of independent cinema.
Featuring Jimmy Stewart and John Wayne at the peak of their careers, this John Ford western is perhaps the great director's finest. Superb performance by Lee Marvin as the title villain. The storyline offers a great commentary on legends and the West.