Paratroop Command

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Paratroop Command
Paratroop Command (film poster).jpg
Directed by William Witney
Produced by Samuel Z. Arkoff
James H. Nicholson
Stanley Shpetner
Written by Stanley Shpetner
Starring Richard Bakalyan
Ken Lynch
Music by Ronald Stein
Cinematography Gilbert Warrenton
Edited by Robert S. Eisen
Distributed by Santa Rosa Productions
American International Pictures
Release date
February, 1959 (USA)
Running time
71 min.
Language English

Paratroop Command is a 1959 war film directed by William Witney, starring Richard Bakalyan, Ken Lynch and Jack Hogan. Quentin Tarantino, an admirer of Witney's work, considers this film to be among his four best.[1] American International Pictures originally released the film as a double feature with Submarine Seahawk.


Charlie is a soldier who suffers the scorn of his paratroop unit because he accidentally kills one of their own men. The film is set in World War II in North Africa, Sicily, and Italy.


As appearing in screen credits (main roles identified):[2]

Actor Role
Richard Bakalyan Charlie
Ken Lynch Lieutenant
Jack Hogan 'Ace' Mason
Jimmy Murphy Sergeant
Jeff Morris Pigpen (as Jeffrey Morris)
James Beck Cowboy (as Jim Beck)
Carolyn Hughes Gina
Patricia Huston Amy, a WAC
Paul Busch German Captain
Sydney Lassick Interpreter (as Sid Lassick)
Brad Trumbull (credits as Trumball) C-47 Pilot

A full cast and production crew list is too lengthy to include, see: IMDb profile.[2]


  1. ^ Lyman, Rick (September 15, 2000). "Whoa, Trigger! Auteur Alert!". The Los Angeles Times. 
  2. ^ a b The Story on Page One credits

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