Cross of Iron

Hen's Tooth (1977)
Drama, War, Action
UK | English | Color | 2h 13min

It is 1943, and the German army—ravaged and demoralised—is hastily retreating from the Russian front. In the midst of the madness, conflict brews between the aristocratic yet ultimately pusillanimous Captain Stransky and the courageous Corporal Steiner. Stransky is the only man who believes that the Third Reich is still vastly superior to the Russian army. However, within his pompous persona lies a quivering coward who longs for the Iron Cross so that he can return to Berlin a hero. Steiner, on the other hand is cynical, defiantly non-conformist and more concerned with the safety of his own men rather than the horde of military decorations offered to him by his superiors.


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James Coburn Unteroffizier Feldwebel (S / Sgt.) Rolf Steiner
Maximilian Schell Hauptmann (Capt.) Stransky
James Mason Oberst (Col.) Brandt
David Warner Hauptmann (Capt.) Kiesel
Klaus Löwitsch Unteroffizier (Cpl.) Krüger
Vadim Glowna Gefreiter (Pvt.) Kern
Roger Fritz Leutnant (Lt.) Triebig
Dieter Schidor Anselm
Burkhard Driest Schütze Maag
Fred Stillkrauth Unteroffizier (Cpl.) Schnurrbart ('Private Mustache')
Michael Nowka Dietz
Véronique Vendell Marga
Arthur Brauss Zoll
Senta Berger Eva
Demeter Bitenc Capt. Pucher
Thomas Braut Unteroffizier Feldwebel (S / Sgt.) Rolf Steiner
Heinz Engelmann Oberst (Col.) Brandt
Igor Galo Leutnant (Lt.) Meyer
Katherine Haber Nurse Sadie Finkelstein
Wolf C. Hartwig Hartwig
Wolfgang Hess Schütze Maag
Adolf Hitler Himself
Sweeney MacArthur Boy Soldier
Ivica Pajer
Thomas Piper Hauptmann (Capt.) Kiesel

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7321900383790 DVD 2 Apr 18, 2005
7319980030888 DVD 2 Sep 07, 2001
5050582227024 DVD 2 Jan 29, 2007
5060034576808 DVD 2 2007 The War Collection
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