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Between Heaven and Hell (1956)

 -  Drama | War  -  5 December 1956 (Japan)
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The spoiled rich son of a wealthy Southerner is changed by his experiences in the Pacific during World War II.

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Sfc. Pvt. Sam Francis Gifford
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Jenny Gifford
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Capt. 'Waco' Grimes, CO Co.G
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Pvt. Willie Crawford
Robert Keith ...
Col. Cousins
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Lt. Joe 'Little Joe' Johnson
Mark Damon ...
Pvt. Terry Co. G
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Morgan
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Pvt. Bernard "Bernie" Meleski (Co. G)
Skip Homeier ...
Pvt. Swanson Co.G
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Pvt. Kenny Co.G
Tod Andrews ...
Lt. Ray Mosby
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Tom Thumb Co.G
Bart Burns ...
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Sam Gifford remembers : In prewar years he was an arrogant southern cotton plantation owner, married to the daughter of a colonel. At the beginning of the war he was mobilized with his National Guard unit as a sergeant. Came the day when, revolted by the cowardice of his lieutenant, who had fired at his own men, he hit him. Downgraded, he was sent to a disciplinary battalion. Sam now discovers his new detachment, his new commanding officer, just another cowardly brute, Captain Waco Grimes. While in combat, Sam will gradually become closer to the privates, working-class people he used to despise. He will become another man, a better man. Written by Guy Bellinger

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THE FIERCE FIGHTING FLAMING FURY OF THE SOUTH'S FINEST...THE DIXIE DAREDEVILS WHO BECAME THE HELL-FIGHTERS OF THE PACIFIC! (original print ad - all caps) See more »

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5 December 1956 (Japan)  »

Also Known As:

The Day the Century Ended  »

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Tod Andrews character is named Lt. Ray Mosby. Andrews would later portray Maj. John Singleton Mosby in the television series The Gray Ghost (1957). See more »

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The soldiers in this movie are wearing jump type boots. They should be wearing either combat boots or leggings. Jump type boots were not issued until well after WW II. See more »

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Typical war movie of the fifties
23 September 2000 | by See all my reviews

I just saw this movie on a premium channel. It was an entertaining piece with the popular TV stars of the time. What it did not like was it was a Cinemascope picture shown in the pan and scan mode. This was especially annoying of the widescreen movies of the fifties since they were trying to really give the impression of widescreen by having a lot of scenes on the extreme ends of the film frame. I don't undertand why the channels that show widescreen movies don't show both versions at different times to please everyone.


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