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Attack DVD.jpg
Movie Poster
Country Flag of the United States.jpg United States
Directed by Robert Aldrich
Release Date October 17, 1956
Language English
Studio The Associates & Aldrich Company
Distributor United Artists
Main Cast
Character Actor
Lt. Joe Costa Jack Palance
Capt. Erskine Cooney Eddie Albert
Lt. Col. Clyde Bartlett Lee Marvin
Pfc. Bernstein Robert Strauss
Pvt. Snowden Richard Jaeckel
Sfc. Tolliver Buddy Ebsen
Cpl. John Jackson Jon Shepodd

Attack is the 1956 World War II film directed by Robert Aldrich (The Dirty Dozen) and stars Jack Palance as a US Army lieutenant who during the waning days of the war must try to keep his men alive while following the orders of a cowardly captain (Eddie Albert). The film also co-stars Lee Marvin, Buddy Ebsen, and Richard Jaeckel. The title was later changed to Attack! for the UK market and the later US Video market.

The following weapons were used in the film Attack:


Colt M1911A1

Costa pulls his M1911A1 when confronting a German officer as well as to threaten Cooney.

World War 2 issued Colt M1911A1 Pistol - .45 ACP
Lt. Costa holds his M1911A1 on a German officer.
Closeup of the M1911A1.

Luger P08

An SS Hauptsturmf├╝hrer (Captain) (Peter van Eyck) fires a Luger P08 at a charging American.

Luger P08 - 9x19mm. This is blank adapted movie gun.
The very nonchalant officer fires from the hip.

Submachine Guns

M1928A1 Thompson

The M1928A1 Thompson is also used by Costa as well as by Capt. Cooney (Eddie Albert).

M1928A1 Thompson with 30-round magazine .45 ACP
Costa holds the Thompson.
Capt. Cooney (Eddie Albert) with the Thompson.


M1 Garand

The M1 Garand is the main weapon carried by infantrymen in the film including Tolliver (Buddy Ebsen) and Snowden (Richard Jaeckel).

M1 Garand semiautomatic Rifle with leather M1917 sling - .30-06
Tolliver (Buddy Ebsen) holds the Garand while on patrol. If the hills look like California, it is, this scene was filmed at the Albertson Ranch (used for many westerns). Albertson Ranch was the land that is now the town of Thousand Oaks, CA.
Snowden (Richard Jaeckel) holds the Garand while on patrol.

M1 Carbine

The M1 Carbine is mainly carried by Army officers in the film including Lt. Joe Costa (Jack Palance) and Lt. Woodruff (William Smithers).

World War II Era M1 Carbine, with Dark Walnut Stock, 'L' peep sight and no bayonet lug - correct for most of WWII, shown with khaki sling and oiler and a period twin magazine pouch for buttstock
Lt. Woodruff (William Smithers) holds the M1 Carbine.

Karabiner 98k

The most common weapon seen by German soldiers including Otto (Steven Geray).

Karabiner 98k - German manufacture 1937 date - 7.92x57mm Mauser
A German sniper readies his scoped Karabiner.


M9 Bazooka

Costa uses an M9 Bazooka to take out a German tank.

M9 "Bazooka" 3.5"
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Maxim MG08

The Maxim MG08 is seen used by German forces in a pillbox at the film's beginning as well as the later ambush. This was most likely used in lieu of obtaining an actual MG34 or MG42.

Maxim MG08 Machine Gun - 7.92 x 57mm
The Maxim MG08 is seen used by German forces in a pillbox at the film's beginning.

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