Darby's Rangers (1958)

Highly fictionalized account of the formation of the US Army's First Ranger Battalion in World War II and their first commanding officer Major (later, Lieutenant-Colonel) Orlando Darby. The idea was to create a US unit along the lines of the British commandos. In this account, which focuses on several fictional characters, the story is initially on their training in Scotland and the lives and loves their encounter while there. Their first combat mission was in the invasion of North Africa in 1942, followed by the invasion of Sicily and then Italy itself, including the amphibious landing at Anzio..

  • William A. Wellman

Release Date: 1958-02-12
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English
  • Runtime: 121
James Garner
James Garner
Col. William Orlando Darby
Jack Warden
Jack Warden
MSgt. Saul Rosen / Narrator
Stuart Whitman
Stuart Whitma...
Sgt. / SSgt. / Sfc. Hank Bishop
Andrea King
Andrea King
Mrs. Sheilah Andrews
Torin Thatcher
Torin Thatche...
Sgt. McTavish
Murray Hamilton
Murray Hamilt...
Pvt. / Sgt. Sims Delancey
Edd Byrnes
Edd Byrnes
Lt. Arnold Dittman
William Wellman Jr.
William Wellm...
Pvt. Eli Clatworthy
Corey Allen
Corey Allen
Pvt. Pittsburgh Tony Sutherland
Etchika Choureau
Etchika Chour...
Angelina De Lotta / Dittmann
Venetia Stevenson
Venetia Steve...
Peggy McTavish
Peter Brown
Peter Brown
Pvt. / Cpl. Rollo Burns
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