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Right after "The Steel Helmet" was finished, Sam Fuller was flush with money. During a Christmas party at his house, invited guest Gene Evans was certain he'd get something valuable. He was initially disappointed though that all he was given was the steel helmet with a bullet hole in it from the movie. Decades later Arthur Knight staged a retrospective of Fuller's work at USC. Evans was invited to attend as a surprise guest unknown to Fuller. The two old friends had not seen each other for ten or fifteen years at that point. When Evans returned the helmet to Fuller, the director was very touched.and so moved that he couldn't even talk. See more »
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Steel Helmet is a story about GI's. A human interest piece worthy of the name.
"Steel Helmet" is a movie I saw when I was eleven years old. It attracted me the same way that "A Walk in the Sun" (I rate as 10 out of 10)(WWII) and "Fixed Bayonets" (I rate as 9 out of 10)(Korea) also attracted me. It's a story about a small number of men (more than 2 and less than 20) interacting with one another.
The general plot and "shoot 'em ups" are the same for all of these "type" war movies (and, thank God, there were no girls to gum up the works with the icky kissing, hugging and crying stuff-ya gotta remember how old I was then), but the central theme, in my opinion, is the story of how each man reacts to "meeting the elephant". the story also tells how all of characters interact with each other. You can see and hear the grab ass, bitching', whining, moaning, cussing, poking fun and joking that GIs do; no matter which "war" (hot or cold) that soldier, Marine, Sailor or Airman is engaged. The story also show American Soldier's big heart for the defenseless, especially the children.
I also found out what a "short round" was and why. See the picture for yourself and find out.
This picture tells that story, eloquently and beautifully. It told me where I wanted to be when I got older and had to be in the service, and it told me what I wanted to be doing when I got there.
I did not see many "War Movie" stories that I liked as well as these three until I was much older when I saw three more great movies, which I also rate a 9 out of 10 ("The Big Red One", "Saving Private Ryan" and "Band of Brothers") and a TV Movie (The Lost Battalion).
If I'm too talkative here guys, sorry. Just wanted to link up my goodies for you and the reader.
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