Desert Commandos (Italian: Attentato ai tre grandi) is a 1967 war film set during World War II in Morocco where it was filmed. The Italian title (Attack on the Big Three) refers to a German commando group with a mission to assassinate Churchill, Roosevelt and de Gaulle at the Casablanca Conference.
Italian film poster
|Directed by||Umberto Lenzi|
|Screenplay by||Umberto Lenzi|
|Story by||Umberto Lenzi|
|Music by||Angelo Francesco Lavagnino|
|Edited by||Eugenio Alabiso|
|Distributed by||PEA |
The film is a character-based drama that focuses on the German soldiers' various drives and conflicts during encounters with Tuareg nomads, and French and American soldiers.
- Ken Clark: Captain Fritz Schoeller
- Horst Frank: Lt. Roland Wolf
- Jeanne Valérie: Faddja Hassen
- Carlo Hinterman: Sgt. Erich Huber
- Howard Ross: Willy Mainz
- Franco Fantasia: Major Dalio
- Hardy Reichelt: Corporal Hans Ludwig
- Fabienne Dali: Simone
- John Stacy: Sir Bryan
- Tom Felleghy: Colonel Ross
- Gianni Rizzo: Perrier
The film was released in West Germany on March 15, 1968 as Fünf gegen Casablanca.
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