Paratrooper

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  • Genre(s): War Drama
  • Release year: 1953
  • Running time: 88 min
The Red Beret (aka The Red Devils, The Big Jump and retitled Paratrooper for the US release) is a 1953 Technicolor British war film directed by Terence Young and starring Alan Ladd, Leo Genn and Susan Stephen. The Red Beret is the fictional story about... read more

The Red Beret (aka The Red Devils, The Big Jump and retitled Paratrooper for the US release) is a 1953 Technicolor British war film directed by Terence Young and starring Alan Ladd, Leo Genn and Susan Stephen. The Red Beret is the fictional story about an American who enlists in the British Parachute Regiment in 1940, claiming to be a Canadian. It is notable as the first film made by Irving Allen and Albert R. Broccoli's Warwick Films, with many of the crew later working on various films for Warwick Films and Broccoli's Eon Productions. It is partly based on the 1950 non-fiction book with the same title written by Hilary Saint George Saunders, about the Parachute Regiment and its first operation, Operation Biting, in February 1942.

Original Release

08/11/1953

US Release

12/30/1953

Cast

Alan Ladd Steve 'Canada' McKendrick / Canada
Leo Genn Major J. Snow / Major Snow
Susan Stephen Penny Gardner
Harry Andrews R.S.M.
Donald Houston Taffy
Anthony Bushell General Whiting
Patric Doonan Flash
Stanley Baker Breton
Lana Morris Pinky
Tim Turner Rupert
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Terence Young

Writers

Richard Maibaum, Frank S. Nugent, Sy Bartlett, Hilary St George Saunders

Cast

Alan Ladd Steve 'Canada' McKendrick / Canada
Leo Genn Major J. Snow / Major Snow
Susan Stephen Penny Gardner
Harry Andrews R.S.M.
Donald Houston Taffy
Anthony Bushell General Whiting
Patric Doonan Flash
Stanley Baker Breton
Lana Morris Pinky
Tim Turner Rupert
Anton Diffring The Pole
Thomas Heathcote Alf
Carl Duering Rossi
John Boxer Flight Sergeant Box / Flight Sgt. Box
Harry Locke Medical Orderly
Michael Balfour American Sergeant
Guido Lorraine German Officer
Walter Gotell German Sentry
Michael Kelly Dawes
Dermot Palmer Dakota Pilot

Producers

Editors

Gordon Pilkington

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