The Red Beret (1953) ft. Mark Urban

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We stand in the doorway of the transport plane and wait for the red jump light as we cover 1953’s ‘The Red Beret‘, we’re joined this week by journalist and historian Mark Urban, writer of the recent ‘Red Devils‘ that charts the history of the Parachute Regiment during the Second World War. 

Alan Ladd stars along side British war movie stalwarts Leo Genn, Harry Andrews, Donald Houston and Stanley Baker in this Technicolour tale that shows the Bruneval Raid among other airborne exploits. Does Ladd stick the landing? Join us to find out!

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Here are some stills from the film:

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