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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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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Gene Evans ...
Robert Hutton ...
Pvt. Bronte
Steve Brodie ...
Lt. Driscoll
James Edwards ...
Cpl. Thompson
Richard Loo ...
Sgt. Tanaka
...
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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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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Filmed in 10 days only six months into the war, "The Steel Helmet" became the first Korean War movie. See more »

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Short Round sings the South Korean National Anthem to the tune of "Auld Lang Syne" while Pvt. Bronte plays on his organ. However, the music to South Korea's national anthem was changed from Auld Lang Syne to the Finale of Korea Fantasiaat at a ceremony celebrating the founding of South Korea on August 15th, 1948, exactly three years after liberation from Japanese rule, and three years before The Steel Helmet was made. See more »

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Sergeant Zack: Dead man's nothin' but a corpse. No one cares what he is now.
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Strong effort
12 November 1998 | by (NYC) – See all my reviews

This movie feels a little dated but still powerful. Very evolved for a war movie of its time. Characters seem very real: the movie avoids stereotypes typical to war pictures. I thought the supporting characters were the strongest part of the movie. Manages to operate almost entirely independently of plot, focussing on character and situation instead. The very first scene is particularly arresting, and the abrupt beginning and partial ending are very effective at making the film feel real.


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