Dayton's Devils

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Dayton's Devils
Film Poster
Directed by Jack Shea
Produced by Robert W. Stabler
Written by Fred de Gorter
Starring Rory Calhoun
Leslie Nielsen
Lainie Kazan
Hans Gudegast
Music by Marlin Skiles
Cinematography Brick Marquard
Edited by Fred W. Berger
Distributed by Madison
Release date
Running time
103 Min.
Country United States
Language English

Dayton's Devils is a 1968 crime film starring Rory Calhoun, Leslie Nielsen and Lainie Kazan. It was Rigg Kennedy's first film. M*A*S*H star Mike Farrell made a cameo appearance.


Frank Dayton (Leslie Nielsen) leads a group of crooks in a caper to steal $2,500,000 from an Air Force base. Dayton is the tough-guy military leader who recruits Mike (Rory Calhoun), ex-Nazi Max (Hans Gudegast), sadistic killer Barney Barry (Barry Sadler), and failed French artist Claude (Pat Renella) in the scheme. Singer Lainie Kazan plays the romantic interest for Dayton as the nightclub songbird Leda.

Actor Hans Gudegast, known at the time from TV war series "The Rat Patrol," later changed his name to Erik Braeden, becoming a soap opera star in "The Young and the Restless." Barry Sadler, as Sgt. Barry Sadler, had a top 40 hit record with "Ballad of the Green Berets."



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