The Secret Invasion

The Secret Invasion
  • 1964
  • US
  • 1h 35min
  • E
  • Directed by: Roger Corman
  • Written by: R Wright Campbell
  • Cast: Stewart Granger, Raf Vallone, Mickey Rooney, Edd Byrnes, Henry Silva, Spela Rozin, William Campbell
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1943, and five hardened criminals are sent to the Balkans, to convince an Italian general to rally the partisans against the Nazis. Cue stuff blowing up, monks carrying machine guns, and Mickey Rooney's Irish accent! Beating 'The Dirty Dozen' to the slaughter by three full years, and featuring a cast to die for, its influence has conscripted all, from Quentin Tarantino to Sylvester Stallone's 'The Expendables'. Time to fall in! 'Part of the Edinburgh International Film Festival'.

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EIFF 2009 - Roger Corman

11 Jun 2009

The Hollywood legend Roger Corman is guest of honour at the 63rd EIFF, which is this year hosting a very welcome retrospective dedicated to the man they rightly call the king of the Bs. Given the 83-year-old auteur has written, directed and/or produced…

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