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The Deserter

The Deserter(1971)

Also Known As: La spina dorsale del diavolo | Ride to Glory | The Devil's Backbone | The S.O.B.s |

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Brief Synopsis

A young soldier's resilience is tested and his loyalties divided when he joins the French Foreign Legion during the Algerian uprising against France.

Cast & Crew

Burt Kennedy Director
Bekim Fehmiu Capt. Victor Kaleb
Richard Crenna Col. Wade Brown
Chuck Connors Reynolds
Slim Pickens Tattinger
Woody Strode Jackson
Albert Salmi Schmidt
Pat Wayne Bill Robinson
Mimmo Palmara Mangus Durango
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Additional Details

MPAA Ratings:  GP Premiere Info:  not available
Release Date:  1971 Production Date:  [Panavision]
AFI-DVD; AFI-VHS
Color/B&W:  Distributions Co:  Paramount Pictures Corp.
Sound:  Production Co:  Dino De Laurentiis Cinematografica S.p.A., Jadran Film, Heritage Enterprises, Inc.
Duration(mins):  90 or 99 Country:  Italy, Yugoslavia and United States
Duration(feet):  not available    
Duration(reels):  not available    

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  • Great Fictional Western

    Gary Fifelski 2014-04-12

    Great film! Bekim Fehmiu does a great job as the classic tactiturn tough guy, Clint Eastwood or Charles Bronson couldn't have done it any better! Also... MORE>