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The Steel Helmet -- Marking Samuel Fuller's official arrival as a mighty cinematic force, this portrait of Korean War soldiers dealing with moral and racial identity crises remains one of the director's most gripping, realistic depictions of the blood and guts of war.

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Director:
Writer:
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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User Reviews:
my very first movie See more (34 total) »

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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:
1.37 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Western Electric Recording)
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Trivia:
The budget was so low on this picture that the Chinese "tank" that attacks the patrol is actually made of plywood.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:What's that paper on your back for?
Short Round:Prayer to Buddha asking him to heal me if I am wounded.
Sergeant Zack:Oh, yeah? I thought you forgot to take off the pricetag.
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Movie Connections:
Referenced in Buccaneer Soul (1993)See more »

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14 out of 17 people found the following review useful.
my very first movie, 9 September 2005
Author: gary olszewski from Henderson, Nv. USA

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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