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To Hell and Back (1955)

Approved | | Action, Biography, Drama | 18 October 1955 (Japan)
The true WWII story of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in U.S. history. Based on the autobiography of Audie Murphy who stars as himself in the film.

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Valentino
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Lt. Lee
Richard Castle ...
Kovak
Bruce Cowling ...
Capt. Marks
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Col. Howe
Art Aragon ...
Sanchez
Felix Noriego ...
Swope
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Thompson
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Saunders
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Maria
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True-life account of the military career of Audie Murphy, the most decorated soldier in WWII. Native of Texas, he was placed in charge of his many younger siblings on the death of his mother and decided to join the military at the age of 18 to provide for them. His many acts of bravery and heroism during the US military advance through Italy, France and into Germany earn him increasing rank and responsibility as well as the respect of his comrades in arms. Eventually he receives two dozen of the highest medals the US and France can bestow, culminating in the awarding of the Congressional Medal of Honor. Written by Doug Sederberg <vornoff@sonic.net>

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The Exciting True-Life Story Of America's Most Decorated Hero


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L'enfer des hommes  »

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(35 mm optical prints) (Western Electric Recording)| (35 mm magnetic prints)

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According to this film, Audie Murphy fought in seven major campaigns during World War II and received the Bronze Star (and later a Bronze Service arrowhead added to it), three Purple Hearts, the Legion of Merit, two Silver Stars and a Distinguished Service Cross; from France he was awarded two Croix de Guerre medals with Palms and the Legion of Honour Chevalier. On August 9, 1945--just after his 19th birthday-- he was awarded the US Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest honor that a soldier can be awarded. See more »

Goofs

The movie begins with a 12-year old Murphy and his younger siblings who look about 6 or 7 years old. Then, six years go by and Murphy plays himself at eighteen. However, none of his siblings have aged. See more »

Quotes

Lt. Manning: At 0500 we'll open up with small arms fire. The 7th will move across at the same time. I'm sure the Jerries will throw some entertainment our way.
Audie Murphy: I think you can count on it, Lieutenant.
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Referenced in Inglourious Basterds (2009) See more »

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A good soldier's story, played by "THE REAL McCOY"
4 June 1999 | by (Deltona, Florida) – See all my reviews

I've always Liked watching Audie Murphy's movies since I was a child. I guess it also had to do with the fact that he had that baby face. Being a combat wounded Viet Nam vet, I can relate to his ordeal during and after the war. This man was a caring man who thought of others. Like many other "Medal of Honor" winners; he like the others are not the movie RAMBO hero. They Are "THE REAL McCOYS" It's ironic, though. His last movie in 1971 was called "A time for dying"[A Jesse James movie.] In that same year he died in a small plane crash. A friend of his had once said," all those Germans could not kill him,yet a plane crash near home took his life." My last words are, "May he be with the Lord."


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