Darby's Rangers

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The cold rain is relentless. Huddled in the mountains, the GIs are soaked, weary, miserable. One might say it was hell on Earth but these men know better. They already walked through hell when they spearheaded the invasions of North Africa and Sicily. read more
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The cold rain is relentless. Huddled in the mountains, the GIs are soaked, weary, miserable. One might say it was hell on Earth but these men know better. They already walked through hell when they spearheaded the invasions of North Africa and Sicily. Waiting next is something worse: the brutal nightmare of Anzio. In his first starring movie role, James Garner plays Col. William Darby and William A. Wellman (Battleground) directs Darby’s Rangers, the heroic saga of the on- and off-battlefield lives of America’s fierce World War II fighting forces. Jack Warden, Edward Byrnes, Stuart Whitman and others fall in as elite commandos trained in assault tactics. Exposed to greater front-line danger, their losses were high – but so was their courage.

Original Release

02/12/1958

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Cast

Edd Byrnes Lt. Arnold Dittman
Etchika Choureau Dittmann
Jack Warden Narrator
James Garner Col. William Orlando Darby
Murray Hamilton Sgt. Sims Delancey
Venetia Stevenson Peggy McTavish
Torin Thatcher Sgt. McTavish
Peter Brown Cpl. Rollo Burns
Joan Elan Wendy Hollister
Corey Allen Pvt. Pittsburgh Tony Sutherland
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

William A. Wellman

Writers

Guy Trosper, James J. Altieri

Cast

Edd Byrnes Lt. Arnold Dittman
Etchika Choureau Dittmann
Jack Warden Narrator
James Garner Col. William Orlando Darby
Murray Hamilton Sgt. Sims Delancey
Venetia Stevenson Peggy McTavish
Torin Thatcher Sgt. McTavish
Peter Brown Cpl. Rollo Burns
Joan Elan Wendy Hollister
Corey Allen Pvt. Pittsburgh Tony Sutherland
Stuart Whitman Sfc. Hank Bishop
William Wellman Jr. Pvt. Eli Clatworthy
Andrea King Mrs. Sheilah Andrews
Adam Williams Cpl. Heavy Hall
Frieda Inescort Lady Hollister
Reginald Owen Sir Arthur Hollister
Philip Tonge Prof. John Andrews
Edward Ashley Lt. Dave Manson
Raymond Bailey Brig. Gen. W.A. Wise
Willis Bouchey Brig. Gen. Truscott

Producers

Editors

Owen Marks

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