Cinema: Horatio Algeria

Lost Command, an Errol Flynn movie made without Errol Flynn, looks like one of those war pictures they used to print on bubble-gum cards.

It needn't have. The 1960 bestseller (The Centurions) by Jean Larteguy described with a certain politico-military sophistication how French colonels, beaten in Indo-China, applied terrorist tactics to the struggle for Algeria. From this epic theme, Director Mark Robson has derived one of those big bad action pictures in which the explosions look frighteningly real but unfortunately don't kill off the actors fast enough.

The Flynn of the flick is a dashing colonel of les paras (Anthony Quinn) who. is...

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