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To Hell and Back ()


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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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Audie Murphy
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Johnson
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Brandon
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Kerrigan
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Lt. Manning
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Valentino
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Lt. Lee
Richard Castle ...
Kovak
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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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Helen
Mary Field ...
Mrs. Murphy
Gordon Gebert ...
Audie - as A Boy
Julian Upton ...
Steiner
Walter Bedell Smith ...
Gen. Walter Bedell Smith (as General Walter Bedell Smith U S A {Ret.})
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Jimmy Baird ...
Preston Murphy - Older (uncredited)
Nan Boardman ...
Maria's Mother (uncredited)
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Lt. Harris (uncredited)
Newton A. Broussard ...
Soldier (uncredited)
John Bryant ...
Jim Houston (uncredited)
Hugh R. Burns ...
Mail Clerk (uncredited)
Paul Busch ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Rector (uncredited)
Joey Costaretta ...
Vincenzo (uncredited)
Maria Costi ...
Julia (uncredited)
Ashley Cowan ...
Scottish Soldier (uncredited)
Helena Da Vinci ...
French Girl (uncredited)
Hugh E. Davis ...
British Soldier (uncredited)
Gine De Bard ...
French Girl (uncredited)
Bobby Diamond ...
Gene Murphy - Age 10 (uncredited)
Mike Doyle ...
Driver (uncredited)
Bruce Frichtl ...
Richard Murphy - Age 11 (uncredited)
Lisa Fusaro ...
Italian Woman (uncredited)
Anthony Garcen ...
Lt. Burns (uncredited)
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Beatrice Murphy - Age 6 (uncredited)
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Medic (uncredited)
Karen Green ...
Beatrice Murphy - Older (uncredited)
Gerald E. Harris ...
Lieutenant (uncredited)
Harold 'Tommy' Hart ...
Sgt. Klasky (uncredited)
Dale Hartleben ...
Gene Murphy - Older (uncredited)
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Mrs. Edna Houston (uncredited)
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Company Clerk (uncredited)
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Jennings (uncredited)
Vito Jacobellis ...
Urchin (uncredited)
Barbara James ...
Cleopatra - Exotic Singer / Dancer (uncredited)
Gayle Kellogg ...
Air Force Sergeant (uncredited)
Don Kennedy ...
Marine Recruiting Sergeant (uncredited)
Vladimir Kesman ...
German Soldier (uncredited)
Henry Kulky ...
Sgt. Stack (uncredited)
Andrea Lee ...
Nadine Murphy - Age 8 (uncredited)
Rankin Mansfield ...
Dr. Snyder (uncredited)
William Marks ...
Bit Part (uncredited)
Victor Marlow ...
Soldier Replacement (uncredited)
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Narrator (uncredited)
James McLaughlin ...
MP (uncredited)
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Corinne (uncredited)
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Soldier in Bunk (uncredited)
Ernesto Molinari ...
Waiter (uncredited)
Terry Murphy ...
Preston Murphy - Age 4 (uncredited)
Volney Peavyhouse ...
Wounded Soldier (uncredited)
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MP (uncredited)
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French Girl (uncredited)
Howard Price ...
Truck Driver (uncredited)
Didi Ramati ...
Carla (uncredited)
Otto Reichow ...
German Soldier (uncredited)
Don Rockland ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
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Chief Petty Officer (uncredited)
Leroy G. Sattler ...
Machine Gun Corporal (uncredited)
Ed Sweeny ...
Soldier (uncredited)
Gisele Verlaine ...
French Girl (uncredited)
Joan Vie ...
Nadine Murphy - Older (uncredited)
Lee Warren ...
MP (uncredited)
Larry Winter ...
Minor Role (uncredited)
Howard Wright ...
Mr. Ben Houston (uncredited)
Lloyd L. Wyatt ...
Pierce - Tank Commander (uncredited)

Directed by

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Jesse Hibbs

Written by (WGA)

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Gil Doud ... (written for the screen by)
 
Audie Murphy ... (autobiography "To Hell And Back")

Produced by

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Aaron Rosenberg ... producer

Music by

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Irving Gertz ... (uncredited)
William Lava ... (uncredited)
Henry Mancini ... (uncredited)
Lou Maury ... (uncredited)

Cinematography by

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Maury Gertsman ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Edward Curtiss

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Robert Clatworthy
Alexander Golitzen

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John P. Austin ... (set decorations)
Russell A. Gausman ... (set decorations)

Makeup Department

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Joan St. Oegger ... hair stylist
Bud Westmore ... makeup artist

Production Management

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Lew Leary ... unit production manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Tom Shaw ... assistant director
Phil Bowles ... assistant director (uncredited)
Terence Nelson ... assistant director (uncredited)

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John A. Bolger Jr. ... sound
Leslie I. Carey ... sound
David Janssen ... looping (uncredited)

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Monty Phillips ... digital artist (uncredited) (digital restoration)
Jerry Pooler ... digital restoration supervisor (uncredited)
Brad Reinke ... digital restoration producer (uncredited)

Stunts

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Bob Herron ... stunts (uncredited)
Bob Hoy ... stunts (uncredited)

Music Department

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Joseph Gershenson ... music supervisor
Ethmer Roten ... musician: flute (uncredited)

Other crew

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William Fritzsche ... Technicolor color consultant
Leonard E. Murray ... technical advisor (as Major Leonard J. Murray Infantry U.S.A.)
Michael Paulick ... technical advisor (as Colonel Michael Paulick Infantry U.S.A.)
Bob Forrest ... script supervisor (uncredited)
Harold Goodwin ... dialogue coach (uncredited)
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Plot Summary

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

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Taglines The Exciting True-Life Story Of America's Most Decorated Hero See more »
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Also Known As
  • L'enfer des hommes (France)
  • Regreso del infierno (Spain)
  • Helvede retur (Denmark)
  • Åter från helvetet (Sweden)
  • Helvettiin ja takaisin (Finland)
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  • 106 min
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Trivia Audie Murphy originally declined the opportunity to portray himself in the movie, not wanting people to think that he was attempting to cash in on his role as a war hero. Murphy initially suggested his friend Tony Curtis to play him. They had worked together on three westerns--Sierra (1950), Kansas Raiders (1950) and The Cimarron Kid (1952). See more »
Goofs When Audie Murphy arrives in North Africa and inspects the squad, Kovak does not close the bolt on his rifle as is required to complete "inspection arms." See more »
Movie Connections Edited into The Young Warriors (1966). See more »
Soundtracks Dogface Soldier See more »
Quotes Kerrigan: [after a jumpy Murphy shoots at his own image in a mirror] Man, that's the first time I ever seen a Texan beat himself to the draw.
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