The Red Beret (1953)

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  • Paratrooper Alternative
  • The Big Jump Alternative


Story of Parachute Division exploits of American ex-officer who insists on serving with the "Red Berets" as private, owing to mistaken feeling of responsibility for death of a friend in America.

The following statement regarding the story appears after the opening credits: 'This story tells of one small part of the war - The story of those men who joined the Parachute Regiment - Men from many different countries and creeds, who were to find themselves one day in a parachute training establishment. Only in the telling and in the spirit of the men themselves do history and fiction meet - even if we dare not show in this film what some of these men did in fact and in real life achieve. For nobody would ever believe it. Somewhere in England The Year 1940 - After Dunkirk'

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