Darby's Rangers (1958)

Director
William A. Wellman

Main cast
James Garner; Etchika Choureau; Jack Warden; Edd Byrnes; Venetia Stevenson

Genres
War, Drama, Action

Description
Highly fictionalized account of the formation of the US Army's First Ranger Battalion in World War II and their first commanding officer Major (later, Lieutenant-Colonel) Orlando Darby. The idea was to create a US unit along the lines of the British commandos. In this account, which focuses on several fictional characters, the story is initially on their training in Scotland and the lives and loves their encounter while there. Their first combat mission was in the invasion of North Africa in 1942, followed by the invasion of Sicily and then Italy itself, including the amphibious landing at Anzio..


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