THE WORLD WAR II COLLECTION

THE WORLD WAR II COLLECTION

DESERT COMMANDOS
starring KEN CLARK, CARLO HINTERMAN and HORST FRANK directed by UMBERTO LENZI
As Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin prepared to meet at the Casablanca Conference in the midst of World War Two, a crack troop of Nazi assassins were making their way slowly through the African desert with only one objective - to kill the 'Big 3'. Disguised as British commandos, the men must avoid detection, repel hostile locals and survive the harsh surroundings if they are to complete their mission and return home alive.

MINESWEEPER
starring RICHARD ARLEN, JEAN PARKER and RUSSELL HAYDEN directed by WILLIAM BERKE
When the Japanese attack Pearl Harbour, U.S. Navy Lieutenant Richard Houston, a penniless deserter decides to take a chance and re-enlist. To avoid being identified he assumes an alias 'Jim Smith' and is assigned to duty aboard a minesweeper charged with keeping the waterways clear. Packed with wartime suspense and building to a shocking climax, Minesweeper is an engrossing story of friendship, bravery, love and honour.

GO FOR BROKE!
starring VAN JOHNSON, WARNER ANDERSON and DON HAGGERTY directed by ROBERT PIROSH
Van Johnson stars as Lt. Michael Grayson in this wartime drama about a unique regiment of Japanese-American men during World War Two and their distrustful and bigoted lieutenant. Sent to fight in Italy, the regiment soon have the lieutenant re-evaluating his personal opinions as his men prove their willingness to go above and beyond the call of duty, and live up to their motto and 'Go For Broke'.

SKI TROOP ATTACK
starring MICHAEL FOREST, FRANK WOLFF and WALLY CAMPO directed by ROGER CORMAN
An American recon patrol finds itself cut off from their support forces during World War Two as a German offensive severs their line of communication. Trapped in enemy territory in the midst of a freezing winter, the soldiers must avoid detection whilst recording information about the German advance. They soon discover that a bridge spanning two mountains is providing the enemy with a strategic advantage and decide to blow it up. With a German ski patrol in close pursuit this mission could prove to be their last.

MANILA OPEN CITY
starring CHARITO SOLIS, JAMES SHIGETA and ALEX NICOL directed by EDDIE ROMERO
In early February 1945 as Allied Forces slowly closed the net around the Japanese Army entrenched within the city ruins of Manila, the defeated Empire's soldiers adopted a brutal and savage operation of persecution against the citizens. Atrocities committed against the inhabitants were akin to those being inflicted in Europe by the Nazis and a damning indictment of the Japanese Army's contempt for the innocent.

THREE CAM HOME
starring CLAUDETTE COLBERT, PATRIC KNOWLES, FLORENCE DESMOND and SESSUE HAYAKAWA directed by JEAN NEGULESCO
Claudette Colbert stars in the inspirational and compelling true story of American author, wife and mother Agnes Newton Keith, whose life is shattered by the Japanese occupation of Borneo in 1941. Separated from her husband and imprisoned in a P.O.W camp with her young son, she begins a painful journey of survival as the harsh realities of camp life and the horrors of war become daily routine.

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