Friday, November 29, 2013

SKI TROOP ATTACK / Roger Corman Productions - 1960

It's Fightin' Back Friday with Tabonga, here at The Dungeon!.. We gots this Corman 63 minute follow up to his brother's BEAST FROM HAUNTED CAVE and stars the same group of actors, seems like being able to ski was the main requirement for both flicks. Charles B. Griffith wrote the script, Corman directs, music by Fred Katz, filmed in Deadwood, South Dakota.

Eegah!! sent over this deadly little soundclip for our earjoyment, sooooo, you can push the big red 'GO' button there next to the glowing yellow snow, NOW, Rufus The Gnat! Here's an earfull of some... SKI TROOP ATTACK!

This WWII story goes like this... An American ski patrol has to go into enemy territory in order to blow up an important railroad bridge. Despite attacks by pursuing German troops, the inexperienced lieutenant (Michael Forest) is in constant conflict with the platoon's veteran sergeant (Frank Wolff).

Frank got the starring role in this one as the abrasive sergeant, he also had a small comedic part in THE WASP WOMAN. Michael plays the lieutenant, we can see him as a photographer in THE DEADLY MANTIS. Michael has a whopping 239 acting credits and is now filming his latest, UNBELIEVABLE!!!!!, out in 2014.

Wally Campo and Richard Sinatra both play privates, they were chums in BEAST FROM HAUNTED CAVE, too.

There's quite a bit of recovered German footage shot during the war used to help tie this thing together.

Then, they break into Frau Heinsdorf's place for refuge, and, she doesn't take too kindly to it! Sheila Carol is the Frau, you can see her along with Phyllis Coates in Jerry Warren's little weirdie, THE INCREDIBLE PETRIFIED WORLD.

She's caught putting rat poison in the food she's preparing for the troopers.

She's shot dead by Frank when she draws a pistol she had hidden!

Roger Corman shows up as the German soldier who finds the Frau laying dead on the floor, so, he knows the American troopers can't be that far from there.

If you ever wanted to know what Deadwood, South Dakota, looks like in the winter, welp, here ya go!.. Pretty cool!

Remember, the troopers are there to blow up this important bridge used by the Germans for troop and equipment transport.

It's just a matter of minutes before the bridge is destroyed, taking a train out with it!

Faw down an' go... BOOM!!

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