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Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955)

Giv'a 24 Eina Ona (original title)
Approved | | Adventure, Drama, Romance | 2 November 1955 (USA)
This was the first movie produced in Israel. It deals with the outbreak of hostilities during the war for independence in 1947. The message of this film was the sadness and stupidity of ... See full summary »

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James Finnegan
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Miriam Miszrahi
Michael Shillo ...
Capt. Yehuda Berger
Michael Wager ...
Allan Goodman
Zalman Lebiush ...
The Rabbi
Margalit Oved ...
Esther Hadassi
Haim Eynav ...
Ya'acov, young soldier
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David Airam (as Arie Lavi)
Azaria Rapaport ...
German Mercenary (Former Nazi)
Eric Greene ...
Agent Browning
David Hershkovitz ...
Street Vendor
Stanley Preston ...
Chief British Agent Lawson
Mati Raz ...
Levin, the interpreter
Shraga Friedman ...
Travel Agent
Ruth Rappaport ...
Hospital Nurse
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This was the first movie produced in Israel. It deals with the outbreak of hostilities during the war for independence in 1947. The message of this film was the sadness and stupidity of people killing each other and how "it's always the old who lead us to war and only the young who die..." (Phil Ochs) Written by Dan Sternberg <alisaeve@htg-is.vianet.net>

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The passionate love story of a fighting Irishman and an Israeli lass.


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Included among the "1001 Movies You Must See Before You Die", edited by Steven Schneider. See more »

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Spoofed in Giv'at Halfon Eina Ona (1976) See more »

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I really Liked this movie...
15 May 2004 | by (Hollywood, Florida) – See all my reviews

Yes; sometimes the acting was hokey; but the Music at the Beginning; and, the Suttle, but kind interrelations between the "worn-out" British hanging on to their "inheritence" from WWI, and the Zeal by which the Europeans who found themselves just fortunate to be alive, after surviving the nightmare of Hitler's Europe, are Again called to fight for their Survival- Michael Shillo--who plays Yehuda Berger, does a marvellous job as a Polish Refugee, barely surviving a clandestine Landing at the Haifa coast, and Finally becoming an Officer in the Newly formed Army of Israel. I liked that actor the best. I only wish I knew more of his work. Maybe he lives in USA; and IF so, Write me!

I loved Haya Harareet, too---But the Prettiest lady in the Movie is Shoshana Domari--she Plays a Druze lady--She was "Miss Israel Bonds" in the Early 50's!

Also, the Little Yemenite Beauty, I think is Gorgeous! She is my type- I guess because I am part Italian! She, too, went on to become quite a Dancer and her family is well known in Israel these days, as accomplished dancers.

I hope you can see the movie. It is very good.

Mulhare is excellent, too. Watch for this line:"...Finnegan--Is that English?"

"...hell, no."!

ALSO: This Movie IS available on DVD (NTSC) and VHS(NTSC).


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