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Ski Troop Attack

1960

In a snowy German forest an American patrol has to cross behind enemy lines by skis in order to blow up an important railroad bridge. The task is made harder by conflicts between the platoon's veteran sergeant (Frank Wolff) and its inexperienced lieutenant (Michael Forest) and by constant attacks by pursuing German troops.


Ski Troop Attack is a 1960 United States war film directed by Roger Corman. Filmgroup released the film as a double feature with Battle of Blood Island.

Plot summary

A group of ski troopers behind German lines during World War II disrupts Nazi plans and blow up an important bridge.

Production

The Beast from Haunted Cave was filmed simultaneously, utilising the same screenwriter and lead actors.
The film's musical score, written by cellist Fred Katz (cellist), was originally written for A Bucket of Blood. According to Mark Thomas McGee, author of Roger Corman: The Best of the Cheap Acts, each time Katz was called upon to write music for Corman, Katz sold the same score as if it were new music.<></> The score was used in a total of seven films, including The Wasp Woman and Creature from the Haunted Sea.< name="IMDb-Katz"></>
Charles B. Griffith says the script was inspired in part by the Battle of the Hurtgen Forest, with the train crash taken from A Farewell to Arms.

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  • Category:1960 films
    Category:American films
    Category:1960s adventure films
    Category:English-language films
    Category:German-language films
    Category:Black-and-white films
    Category:World War II films
    Category:Films directed by Roger Corman

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