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Hold Back the Night (1956)

 -  War | Drama  -  29 July 1956 (USA)
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A Marine officer tells his squad the story behind a bottle of liquor that he always keeps with him but never drinks from.

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Beany Smith
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A Marine officer tells his squad the story behind a bottle of liquor that he always keeps with him but never drinks from.

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Pain for Payne ?

Strangely, I have this one in my library since the late 80's. And I realize only now that it's really a rare film. No one has commented it yet and it is on any lists on any dealers in the USA.

What a shame.

It's a strange, weird, abashed movie. But not disappointing one. A war movie about the Korean war - till here nothing new - and the "relationship" between a soldier - Payne - and a bottle of liquor he always carries with him. And since WW2, as I remember...

Of course, through this "friend", and the "souvenirs" stuck to it, he lives everything again: friends, women, beautiful and difficult moments of his life. It's not a real actionner, but a rather solid drama.

A very strange one. Like a TWILIGHT ZONE episode. And it seems, as far as I remember, that there was an episode around this topic. But I am not sure. Sorry.

I hope this little movie will be aired again, for the happiness of gem searchers.

And this was also an Allan Dwann film.


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