Desert Commandos

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Desert Commandos
Italian film poster
Directed by Umberto Lenzi
Screenplay by Umberto Lenzi[1]
Story by Umberto Lenzi[1]
Music by Angelo Francesco Lavagnino[1]
Cinematography Carlo Carlini[1]
Edited by Eugenio Alabiso[1]
Distributed by PEA
Release date
  • 1967 (1967) (Italy)
  • 15 March 1968 (1968-03-15) (West Germany)
Running time
96 minutes[1]
  • Italy
  • France
  • West Germany[1]

Another Wikipedia article about this film is here: Attentato ai tre grandi

Desert Commandos (Italian: Attentato ai tre grandi) is a 1967 war film set during World War II in Morocco where it was filmed. The Italian title (Attack on the Big Three) refers to a German commando group with a mission to assassinate Churchill, Roosevelt and de Gaulle at the Casablanca Conference.

The film is a character-based drama that focuses on the German soldiers' various drives and conflicts during encounters with Tuareg nomads, and French and American soldiers.



Desert Commaondos was released in Italy in 1967 where it was distributed by PEA.[2] It was released in West Germany on March 15, 1968 as Fünf gegen Casablanca.[3]


  1. ^ a b c d e f g h Cowie & Elley 1977, p. 300.
  2. ^ "Attentato ai tre grandi". (in Italian). Fondazione Ente dello Spettacolo - Tutti i diritti sono riservati. Retrieved July 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Fünf gegen Casablanca". Retrieved July 30, 2017. 


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