Secret Invasion

The Secret Invasion

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Director: Roger Corman, Stewart Granger, Mickey Rooney, Edward Byrnes

Cast: Roger Corman, Stewart Granger, Mickey Rooney, Edward Byrnes

     
 

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Producer/director Roger Corman briefly abandoned Edgar Allan Poe for The Secret Invasion, a commendable attempt to make a war epic on a "B" budget. The story is a scaled-down precursor to The Dirty Dozen: Five criminals are given a chance at a pardon by agreeing to participate in a suicide mission for British Intelligence. They are smuggled into

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Producer/director Roger Corman briefly abandoned Edgar Allan Poe for The Secret Invasion, a commendable attempt to make a war epic on a "B" budget. The story is a scaled-down precursor to The Dirty Dozen: Five criminals are given a chance at a pardon by agreeing to participate in a suicide mission for British Intelligence. They are smuggled into Yugoslavia (where this film was made) to conduct several commando raids against the Nazi invaders. The quintet is comprised of veterans of internationally-produced war films: Stewart Granger, Raf Vallone, Mickey Rooney, Edd "Kookie" Byrnes and Henry Silva (observe the cast and guess who gets killed first). Corman's skill at generating excitement through quick cutting and careful camera composition is given an exhilarating workout in The Secret Invasion.

Product Details

Release Date:
05/05/2015
UPC:
0738329160920
Original Release:
1964
Rating:
NR
Source:
Kl Studio Classics
Region Code:
1
Time:
1:35:00
Sales rank:
14,565

Special Features

On-camera interview with director Roger Corman; Original theatrical trailer

Cast & Crew

Performance Credits
James Stewart Maj. Richard Mace
Mickey Rooney Terrence Scanlon
Edward Byrnes Simon Fell
Henry Silva John Durell
Mia Massini Mila
William Campbell Jean Saval
Helmo Kinderman Commander
Enzo Fiermonte Wuadti
Peter Coe Marko
Nan Morris Stephana
Helmut Schneider German Patrol-Boat Captain
Giulio Marchetti Italian Garrison Officer
Nicholas Rend Captain of Fishing Boat
Craig March Petar
Todd Williams Partisan Leader
Raf Vallone Roberto Rocca

Technical Credits
Roger Corman Director
Arthur E. Arling Cinematographer
George Blackwell Special Effects
Robert Wright Campbell Screenwriter
Gene Corman Producer
Hugo W. Friedhofer Score Composer
Sandra James Makeup
Ian Love Set Decoration/Design
John Murray Art Director
Ronald Sinclair Editor

Scene Index

Disc #1 -- The Secret Invasion
1. Chapter 1 [:11]
2. Chapter 2 [10:19]
3. Chapter 3 [10:26]
4. Chapter 4 [13:47]
5. Chapter 5 [18:21]
6. Chapter 6 [12:16]
7. Chapter 7 [8:51]
8. Chapter 8 [10:50]
9. Chapter 9 [12:56]

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