MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 11,381 this week

Prisoner of War (1954)

 -  Drama | War  -  4 May 1954 (USA)
4.8
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 4.8/10 from 154 users  
Reviews: 7 user | 3 critic

An American army officer, troubled by reports of brutality, volunteers to investigate conditions inside North Korean POW camps. He parachutes behind enemy lines and infiltrates a group of ... See full summary »

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

Alpha House Premieres Today

All ten episodes of the second season of "Alpha House" are available now. Watch them now, only on Prime Instant Video.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 4281 titles
created 15 Jan 2013
 
list image
a list of 9998 titles
created 10 months ago
 
a list of 27 titles
created 8 months ago
 
a list of 34 titles
created 6 months ago
 
DOD
a list of 300 titles
created 6 months ago
 

Related Items

Search for "Prisoner of War" on Amazon.com

Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: Prisoner of War (1954)

Prisoner of War (1954) on IMDb 4.8/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of Prisoner of War.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Tropic Zone (1953)
Crime | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.9/10 X  

Ronald Reagan saves Rhonda Fleming's banana plantation and roughs up some bad guys as expatriate freedom-fighter Dan McCloud.

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Estelita Rodriguez
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

A tough, womanizing high-stakes gambler known only as Tennessee has an uneasy relationship with Duchess, madam of a thinly-disguised bordello, and no other friends at all. But he's saved ... See full summary »

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: John Payne, Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming
Biography | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Poor health and alcoholism force Grover Cleveland Alexander out of baseball, but through his wife's faithful efforts, he gets a chance for a comeback and redemption.

Director: Lewis Seiler
Stars: Doris Day, Ronald Reagan, Frank Lovejoy
Storm Warning (1951)
Drama | Film-Noir
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.3/10 X  

Marsha Mitchell, a traveling dress model, stops in a southern town to see her sister who has married a Ku Klux Klansman. Marsha sees the KKK commit a murder and helps District Attorney Burt Rainey in bringing the criminals to justice.

Director: Stuart Heisler
Stars: Ginger Rogers, Ronald Reagan, Doris Day
Comedy | Musical
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

Shapely burlesque dancer Hot Garters Gertie aka Angela Gardner meets her former teacher John Palmer, now a professor at Midwest State... where she decides to begin her new college career. ... See full summary »

Director: H. Bruce Humberstone
Stars: Virginia Mayo, Ronald Reagan, Gene Nelson
Law and Order (1953)
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.8/10 X  

Frame Johnson already cleaned up Tombstone and hopes to settle down near Cottonwood. But a marshal's work is never done...

Director: Nathan Juran
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Dorothy Malone, Preston Foster
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  

Two brothers who are not the best friends because they were fighting on different sides during the Civil War have to cooperate in order to defend themselves against an attack of indians.

Director: Lewis R. Foster
Stars: Ronald Reagan, Rhonda Fleming, Bruce Bennett
Western
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.6/10 X  

Sierra Nevada Jones must fight a villainous rancher to regain the land that is rightfully hers.

Director: Allan Dwan
Stars: Barbara Stanwyck, Ronald Reagan, Gene Evans
Battle Circus (1953)
Romance | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

Set in Korea and made during the war, this is the love story of a hard-bitten Army surgeon, and a new nurse ready to save the world.

Director: Richard Brooks
Stars: Humphrey Bogart, June Allyson, Keenan Wynn
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Lt. Col. Robert (Dutch) Holland was a third baseman for the St. Louis Cardinals, not a pitcher. While at spring training a B-36 flew over the field and Dutch was standing on third base. ... See full summary »

Director: Anthony Mann
Stars: James Stewart, June Allyson, Frank Lovejoy
Comedy | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Pamela is just your average working class girl trying to make ends meet and maintain a positive outlook on life... See full synopsis »

Director: Curtis Bernhardt
Stars: Priscilla Lane, Jeffrey Lynn, Ronald Reagan
Sci-Fi

The story of humankind's last stand against a cataclysmic alien invasion. Set in the war-ravaged African countryside, a U.S. soldier and a French foreign aid worker team up to survive the ... See full summary »

Director: Joe Miale
Stars: Lee Pace, Bérénice Marlohe, Amy Louise Wilson
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Webb Sloane
...
Cpl. Joseph Robert Stanton
...
Jesse Treadman
Oskar Homolka ...
Col. Nikita I. Biroshilov (as Oscar Homolka)
...
Francis Aloysius Belney
...
Capt. Jack Hodges
...
Maj. O.D. Hale
Stephen Bekassy ...
Lt. Georgi M. Robovnik
Leonard Strong ...
Col. Kim Doo Yi
...
Merton Tollivar
Weaver Levy ...
Red Guard
Rollin Moriyama ...
Capt. Lang Hyun Choi
Ike Jones ...
Benjamin Julesberg
Clarence Lung ...
MVD Officer
...
Axel Horstrom
Edit

Storyline

An American army officer, troubled by reports of brutality, volunteers to investigate conditions inside North Korean POW camps. He parachutes behind enemy lines and infiltrates a group of G.I.s being marched to one of these camps. There, he witnesses scenes of G.I.s being brainwashed, beaten, subjected to mock executions, deprived of food and water, and tortured in a variety of ways under the supervision of a Russian colonel. While reaction to this treatment varies, the officer is heartened to learn that American soldiers are still a courageous and enduring force. Written by dinky-4

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Taglines:

THE NAKED TRUTH ABOUT LIFE IN THE P.O.W. CAMPS! (original print ad - all caps)

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

4 May 1954 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Prisonnier de guerre  »

Company Credits

Production Co:

 »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

(Western Electric Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.75 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

Steve Forrest, Robert Horton, and John Lupton take their shirts off in this movie. Ronald Reagan and Dewey Martin do not. See more »

Quotes

Francis Aloysius Belney: [under torture] I'll sign!
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

 
Not one of Hollywood's more accurate portrayals
25 August 2007 | by (Canada) – See all my reviews

I was able to hang in for only the first twenty minutes of this low-budget movie. The most glaring absurdity was that while the American inmates in a North Korean POW camp are all supposedly suffering from severe deprivation of food and medicine, going without bathing, shivering in flimsy and filthy parkas, and sleeping on bare floors, and - let's not forget enduring torture - they always manage to sport impeccably coiffed hair. With the exception of a suitably austere-looking Harry Morgan as an army Major, the casting and acting are simply awful. Ronald Regan cannot seem to stick to portraying a single character and instead creates a rather schizophrenic amalgam of past roles. A mostly Caucasian cast portraying the North Korean camp officers might have been forgivable, but when supposedly Russian officers acting as advisors to the Koreans strut around wearing re-badged Nazi uniforms complete with jodhpurs and jackboots (obvious costume-department recycles from WWII flicks) and speaking with accents like General Burkhalter from Hogan's Heroes, well, that's just six kinds of silly. Don't waste your time on this one.


3 of 12 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Recent Posts
Why did this get such a bad rating? helena_hawkins
crucifixion nina-johansson
Actor in this movie sufkaaron
Discuss Prisoner of War (1954) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?