Original film poster
|Directed by||Byron Haskin|
|Produced by||Ron W. Alcorn|
|Written by||R.W. Alcorn|
|Distributed by||Warner Bros-Pathe|
|July 9, 1961|
Armored Command is a 1961 American war drama film directed by Byron Haskin filmed in Hohenfels, Bavaria but takes place in the Vosges Mountains during the Southern France campaign. It stars Howard Keel and Tina Louise.
"It was the one picture that Howard Keel didn't sing on," reminisced Burt Reynolds later. "That was a terrible mistake."
- Howard Keel as Col. Devlin
- Tina Louise as Alexandra Bastegar
- Warner Anderson as Lt. Col. Wilson
- Earl Holliman as Mike
- Carleton Young as Capt. Bart Macklin
- Burt Reynolds as Skee
- Marty Ingels as Pinhead
- Lt. Col. Thomas A Ryan as the Major (acted as the film's technical advisor)
Major General Daniel H. Hudelson (retired), who commanded the 40th California National Guard in Korea and fought in the Battle of the Bulge, sued Allied Artists and Ronald Alcorn for $350,000 alleging unauthorised use of his story ideas. He claimed in 1955 he sent a tape recording of his experiences in the Vosges Mountains in France to a film company, and said they used his ideas in the film. He claimed the film had earned profits of $1.5 million.
- Workaholic Burt Reynolds sets up his next task: Light comedy Siskel, Gene. Chicago Tribune (1963-Current file) [Chicago, Ill] 28 Nov 1976: e2.
- Kovacs Latest Star Due to 'Go North': Mrs. Sessue 'Introduced'; 'Armored Commitand' Alerted Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times 2 May 1960: C11.
- Road Now Rejoices in Original Casts: Keaton Will Assemble Silents; 'Anastasia' Set as Musical Scheuer, Philip K. Los Angeles Times 28 Oct 1960: B9.
- 'Armored Command' Proves Fair War Drama Stinson, Charles. Los Angeles Times 30 Sep 1961: A9.
- Screen: Nazi Strategem: 'Armored Command' at Local Theatres Archer, Eugene. New York Times 7 Oct 1961: 14.
- General Sues Allied Artists Over Movie Los Angeles Times 4 July 1962: B6.
- General Sues Allied Artists Over Ideas Used for Movie Special to The New York Times.. New York Times 4 July 1962: 13.
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