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Hell in Korea (1956)

A Hill in Korea (original title)
During the Korean War retreat in 1951, a small British recon group is surrounded by Chinese troops and holds out in a lonely temple atop a hill.

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Lt. Butler
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Sgt. Payne
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Cpl. Ryker
Michael Medwin ...
Pvt. Docker
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Pvt. Wyatt
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Pvt. Sims
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Pvt. Lindop
Harry Landis ...
Pvt. Rabin
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Pvt. O'Brien
Barry Lowe ...
Pvt. Neill
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LCpl. Hodge
Charles Laurence ...
Pvt. Kim
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Pvt. Moon
Eric Corrie ...
Pvt. Matthews
David Morrell ...
Pvt. Henson
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In 1951 during the Korean War general retreat of United Nations Forces a small British re-con platoon finds itself cut-off from the main British force.The platoon is led by Lieutenant Butler and Sergeant Payne.Corporals Ryker and Hodge are in charge of the men.After executing a search and destroy mission in an abandoned and booby-trapped Korean village the platoon heads toward rice fields but finds itself surrounded by Chinese enemy troops.When sending for help becomes no option Lieutenant Butler decides to closer investigate the isolated Korean temple perched atop a steep hill.The temple seems to be a good defensible position for the platoon but it's located at the top of the steep hill with only a sheer cliff to its rear. Written by nufs68

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And They Blended That Courage and Their Cowardice to Fight an Enemy for 72 Nightmare Hours! See more »

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14 October 1957 (Sweden)  »

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Michael Caine was actually a veteran of the Korean War. See more »

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Jolly good show
19 July 1999 | by See all my reviews

Stalwart little "Sunday Afternoon" war film with all the right ingredients - excellent cast of British character actors with requisite mix of seasoned pro's (Andrews, Landis, Maddern) and young up & comers (Boyd, Shaw, Caine), simple but gripping plot with salty "it's-a-dog's-life-in-the-army-but-orders-is-orders" dialogue, well staged action scenes, "friendly" US planes bombing British troops etc etc. Well worth an hour or so of your time.


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