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The Steel Helmet (1951)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  2 February 1951 (USA)
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A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War.

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Complete credited cast:
Gene Evans ...
Robert Hutton ...
Pvt. Bronte
Steve Brodie ...
Lt. Driscoll
James Edwards ...
Cpl. Thompson
Richard Loo ...
Sgt. Tanaka
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Joe
Richard Monahan ...
Pvt. Baldy
William Chun ...
Short Round
Harold Fong ...
The Red
Neyle Morrow ...
First GI
Lynn Stalmaster ...
Second Lieutenant
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Storyline

During the Korean War, strong but worn and cantankerous Sergeant Zack is aided by a young, orphaned Korean boy. Together they encounter and join a small group of American soldiers. The group stumbles upon a Buddhist temple where they decide to hold up, believing it to be empty... Written by Karl Engel <cassiel@ix.netcom.com>

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It's the REAL Korean Story! See more »

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Action | Drama | War

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2 February 1951 (USA)  »

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$103,000 (estimated)
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In an early scene, Cpl. Thompson identifies himself as a WWII veteran of the 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Division. That unit is the same one in which director Samuel Fuller served. See more »

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The stock footage used in the artillery barrage of the North Korean attack includes WWII-era footage of German artillery on the Atlantic Wall. See more »

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Sgt. Tanaka: First we'll eat; then we'll bury them.
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Instead of the traditional "The End", the closing title reads, "There is no end to this story". See more »

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my very first movie
9 September 2005 | by (Henderson, Nv. USA) – See all my reviews

While maybe not the greatest of all war pictures, STEEL HELMET is the first film I remember seeing on TV as a kid! I don't know what year, or how old I was, but we didn't yet have a TV set, we were visiting a relative's house, who had one, and as the adults were in the main room playing cards and drinking, I lay on the sofa (still captivated by this new invention, imagine: Movies right in your house!,) watched Steel Helmet all the way through! Normally, as little kid, I would've fallen asleep, but for some strange reason, this film mesmerized me and captured my attention so well, I remembered it all through the years, and it became available on VHS, I snatched up a copy right away! Still Have it, and I'm looking to find a DVD version as well! Wow! What a memory! This would have been about '52 or '53 or '54!


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