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The Steel Helmet
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Samuel Fuller (written by)
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Release Date:
2 February 1951 (USA) See more »
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Tagline:
It's the REAL Korean Story! See more »
Plot:
A ragtag group of American stragglers battles against superior Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War. Full summary » | Full synopsis »
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Awards:
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Hoovers F.B.I. launched an investigation into this one. See more (33 total) »

Cast

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Gene Evans ... Sgt. Zack
Robert Hutton ... Pvt. Bronte
Steve Brodie ... Lt. Driscoll
James Edwards ... Cpl. Thompson
Richard Loo ... Sgt. Tanaka

Sid Melton ... 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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Directed by
Samuel Fuller 
 
Writing credits
Samuel Fuller (written by)

Produced by
William Berke .... associate producer
Samuel Fuller .... producer
Robert L. Lippert .... executive producer (as Robert Lippert)
Murray Lerner .... associate producer (uncredited)
 
Original Music by
Paul Dunlap 
 
Cinematography by
Ernest Miller 
 
Film Editing by
Philip Cahn 
 
Art Direction by
Theobold Holsopple 
 
Set Decoration by
Clarence Steensen  (as Clarence Steenson)
 
Costume Design by
Alfred Berke 
 
Makeup Department
George Bruce .... makeup artist
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
John Francis Murphy .... assistant director (as John F. Murphy)
 
Sound Department
William H. Lynch .... sound (as William Lynch)
 
Special Effects by
Ben Southland .... special effects
 
Visual Effects by
Ray Mercer .... optical effects
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Noble Craig .... grip (uncredited)
 
Editorial Department
Robert L. Lippert Jr. .... assistant editor
 
Music Department
Paul Dunlap .... musical director
 
Other crew
Stanley Price .... dialogue coach
 

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Runtime:
85 min
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Aspect Ratio:
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Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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He has a more frequent recurring character of "Griff" in his movies.See more »
Goofs:
Revealing mistakes: (at around 1 min) Sgt. Zack shoots a door in the temple but no holes appear in the door. In a subsequent scene he does the same thing to another door but this time there are holes in the door,See more »
Quotes:
Sergeant Zack:Where's your people?
Short Round:With Buddha.
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19 out of 26 people found the following review useful.
Hoovers F.B.I. launched an investigation into this one., 26 March 2003
Author: chugalot (chugalot@safe-mail.net) from U.S.A.

Screw-ball film making by one of the bravest directors around. As A result of touching upon the racial issues of the day Hoovers F.B.I. launched an investigation in order to find out if the film had been financed by the communists. Sam Fuller, brave enough to walk into the line of fire with a hand held 16mm camera and awarded whatever medal it was for pulling wounded soldier after wounded soldier to safety during WW 2 accused of anti-americanism by the dawgs of the day. Remember Alf from Green Acres? He's in this film. Plays Joe the guy who won't talk to anyone yet when no one else is around he whispers happily into the ear of a gear carrying donkey. Screw-ball film making at it's best. One scene has "Buddah Head" Tanaka feeding "Baldy"(lost his hair through yellow fever) a line about massaging earth into the scalp to stimulate growth. This is a classic!

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