*1/2. I only could see the heavily edited US version of this film and it's not good at all. If it weren't for Stanley Baker's performance, I wouldn't have seen it until the end. A big disappointment in Robert Aldrich's career. Already forgotten.
Solidly-made, if underwhelming World War II thriller. Despite Robert Aldrich's sure-handed direction, Robert Mitchum's star presence, and some well-done writing and performances, it just all has a kind of studio programmer feel. Not a bad film, but not memorable enough to be any kind of classic.