|Marcia o Crepa|
|Directed by||Frank Wisbar|
|Produced by||Willy Zeyn|
|Written by||William Denby|
Arturo Tofanelli (story)
|Music by||Angelo Francesco Lavagnino|
|Edited by||Mario Serandrei|
|Distributed by||Tempo Film (Italy)|
American International Pictures (USA)
|Box office||977,460 admissions (France)|
Marcia o Crepa (March or Die), known as The Legion's Last Patrol in the UK and Commando in the US, is a 1962 European (Italian, German, Spanish) co-production war film about the Algerian War of Independence.
In the UK this film was shown at Odeon cinemas as part of a double feature with The Day of the Triffids.
French Foreign Legion Captain Le Blanc (Stewart Granger) leads a section of his Legion parachutists to capture an FLN guerrilla leader. Along the way they are joined by a prostitute (Dorian Gray) and an Arab child. Their mission is a success but when their escape helicopter is shot down they have to fight their way back to the French lines.
- Stewart Granger : capitaine Leblanc
- Dorian Gray : Nora
- Fausto Tozzi : Brascia
- Riccardo Garrone : Paolo
- Carlos Casaravilla : Ben Bled
- Ivo Garrani : Colonel Dionne
- Alfredo Mayo : Mayor
- Pablito Alonso : Arab Kid
- Hans von Borsody : Fritz
- Maurizio Arena : Dolce Vita
- Dietmar Schönherr : Petit Prince
- Peter Carsten : Barbarossa
- Leo Anchóriz : Garcia
The Los Angeles Times called it "mediocre, its timely subject matter reduced to the level of a formula Western."
The Monthly Film Bulletin said "despite up-to-date dressing this is basically a schoolboy adventure story, though somewhat grimly executed... the narrative owes more to war movies than P.C. Wren, being a variation on the old idea of the gradual decimation of a patrol. Still, the film is an example of action all the way, apart from the gratuitously ironic ending which, though tart, comes as a decided anti-climax."
- Box office information for Stewart Granger films in France at Box Office Story
- "LEGION'S LAST PATROL, The "(Marcia o Crepa)"". Monthly Film Bulletin. 30 (348). London. Jan 1, 1963. p. 87.
- Clifford, Terry (Mar 24, 1968). "The Long After-Life of Stewart Granger". Chicago Tribune. p. e13.
- "War Movies Scheduled". Los Angeles Times. Mar 4, 1964. p. C11.
- Warwick, Neal, Brown, Tony & Kutner, Jon The Complete Book of the British Charts: Singles and Albums 2004 Omnibus Press
- Thomas, Kevin (Mar 13, 1964). "Adventure Pictures Coupled on Program". Los Angeles Times. p. C15.
- MARCIA O CREPA Monthly Film Bulletin; London Vol. 30, Iss. 348, (Jan 1, 1963): 87.