The Red Beret

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The Red Beret

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The Red Beret

Release Date: August 11, 1953

Year    :   1953
Slogan    :   «Alan Ladd at his greatest in this ripcord thriller that rips at your emotions!»
Genres    :   War, Drama
Production Companies    :   Warwick Film Productions, Columbia Pictures
Director    :   Terence Young
Producers    :   Albert R. Broccoli, Irving Allen
Writers    :   Richard Maibaum, Frank S. Nugent, Sy Bartlett, Hilary St George Saunders
RunTime    :   88 mins.

Steve MacKendrick (Alan Ladd) resigns from the US Army after causing the needless death of a fellow officer. Wanting to serve in the war, he enlists as a Canadian in the British 1st Parachute Brigade. He proves himself exceptionally skilled for a recruit, arousing the suspicion of his commanding officer who starts an investigation. He redeems himself during combat. The film was titled "Paratrooper" in the US.

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