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Rogues' Regiment (1948) DVD

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Rogues' Regiment (1948)


Robert Florey    


Robert Buckner (story),  Robert Florey (story)  


Dick PowellMärta TorénVincent Price, Stephen McNally, Edgar Barrier, Carol Thurston, Philip Ahn
Even when decked out in a Foreign Legion uniform, Dick Powell looked, talked and acted like an urban private eye. In Rogues' Regiment, American secret agent Whit Corbett (Dick Powell) joins the Legion in order to track down Nazi war criminal Carl Reicher (Stephen McNally) in French Indo-China. Hampering his search is a native uprising which consumes most of the film's running time. Vincent Price contributes an amusingly despicable supporting role as Mark Van Ratten, an erudite art collector who sidelines in gunrunning. Though Dick Powell doesn't get to sing (not that he really wanted to!), leading-lady Marta Toren offers two sultry nightclub numbers.

Max Ophüls was hoping to direct the film but was passed over in favour of Robert Florey. The film was first announced in November 1947 with writer-producer Robert Buckner saying he was inspired by stories of former Nazis enlisting in the French Foreign Legion. In particular he researched the disappearance of Martin Bormann.  Edmond O'Brien was originally announced as star. It was made shortly after the production of another film about the French Foreign Legion, Outpost in Morocco. Burt Lancaster was sought for a supporting part.  In March 1948 it was announced Universal signed Dick Powell to play the lead.  Edmond O'Brien dropped out of the film to make a movie with Deanna Durbin.  It was meant to be the 60th film directed by Robert Florey at Universal.

Written by Serge Walter
Lyrics Jack Brooks
Performed by Märta Torén (dubbed by Martha Mears)
Written by Serge Walter
Lyrics Jack Brooks
Performed by Märta Torén (dubbed by Martha Mears)
Region 0 (ALL), will play in any DVD player, English, 86 minutes, Black and White, Universal International, very good print.

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  1. routine , but interesting 3 Star Review

    Posted by on Jun 18th 2018

    Set after WWII in French Indochina portrays French Foreign Legion fighting rebels as background to hero chasing fugitive Nazi.

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