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The Paratrooper (1954)


An ex-US army officer with a mysterious past joins the British army as a paratrooper. Despite his obvious leadership skills, the man refuses to take a high rank. However, when a raid in North Africa goes disastrously wrong, he finds himself forced to take command.

United Kingdom
Cast and crew
  • Terence YoungDirector
  • Alan LaddSteve "Canada" McKendrick
  • Leo GennMajor J. Snow
  • Susan StephenPenny Gardner
  • Harry AndrewsR.S.M. Cameron
  • Donald HoustonTaffy Evans
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