MOVIEmeter
SEE RANK
Up 12,417 this week

The Steel Bayonet (1957)

 -  Drama | War  -  February 1958 (USA)
5.9
Your rating:
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 -/10 X  
Ratings: 5.9/10 from 63 users  
Reviews: 3 user

A small band of British soldiers is sent on a mission to hold up a German advance.

Director:

Writer:

0Check in
0Share...

Editors' Spotlight

IMDb Picks: October

IMDb's editors share the movies and TV shows they are excited to see in October.


User Lists

Related lists from IMDb users

a list of 172 titles
created 25 May 2011
 
a list of 1212 titles
created 15 Aug 2012
 
a list of 378 titles
created 04 Mar 2013
 
list image
a list of 171 titles
created 2 months ago
 
list image
a list of 31 titles
created 2 weeks ago
 

Related Items


Connect with IMDb


Share this Rating

Title: The Steel Bayonet (1957)

The Steel Bayonet (1957) on IMDb 5.9/10

Want to share IMDb's rating on your own site? Use the HTML below.

Take The Quiz!

Test your knowledge of The Steel Bayonet.
Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Certificate: GP Action | War | Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

A reluctant hero, American Lt. Sam Lawson, is secunded to a motley British unit tasked with destroying a Japanese radio on a Philippine island.

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Michael Caine, Cliff Robertson, Ian Bannen
Horror | Thriller
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.5/10 X  

When European Egyptologists Dubois, Giles and Bray discover the tomb of the Egyptian prince Ra, American entrepreneur and investor Alexander King insists on shipping the treasures and ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Carreras
Stars: Terence Morgan, Ronald Howard, Fred Clark
Action | Drama | Romance
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.6/10 X  

At the end of the Second World War six German ex-soldiers return to Berlin and set up as a bomb disposal group. The pressure of the dangerous work starts to affect them, the more so as they... See full summary »

Director: Robert Aldrich
Stars: Jack Palance, Jeff Chandler, Martine Carol
The Key (1958)
Drama | Romance | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.7/10 X  

During World War II, tug boats conduct what are called salvage missions - picking up disabled ships. Not well equipped with weaponry, the tugs are sitting ducks for enemy fire. As such, the... See full summary »

Director: Carol Reed
Stars: William Holden, Sophia Loren, Trevor Howard
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

The crew of a submarine is trapped on the sea floor when it sinks. How can they be rescued before they run out of air?

Director: Roy Ward Baker
Stars: John Mills, Nigel Patrick, Peter Hammond
Maniac (1963)
Crime | Horror | Mystery
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  

An American painter has an affair with a bar owner is a French village and agrees to help her murderer husband escape from a prison for the criminally insane.

Director: Michael Carreras
Stars: Kerwin Mathews, Nadia Gray, Donald Houston
Adventure | Fantasy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.8/10 X  

Jungle guide David Marchand is kidnapped by a tribe of natives who want to sacrifice him to their white rhino god. Just as he's about to be killed, however, he is thrown backwards in time ... See full summary »

Director: Michael Carreras
Stars: Martine Beswick, Edina Ronay, Michael Latimer
Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  
Directors: Nigel Patrick, Max Varnel
Stars: Nigel Patrick, Charles Coburn, Wendy Hiller
Blind Spot (1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.7/10 X  
Director: Peter Maxwell
Stars: Robert MacKenzie, Delphi Lawrence, Gordon Jackson
Room 43 (1958)
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.9/10 X  

Cabdriver Constantine falls for French girl mixed up with white slave ring, eventually helps to liberate her.

Director: Alvin Rakoff
Stars: Diana Dors, Herbert Lom, Eddie Constantine
Drama | Thriller | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.1/10 X  

This movie is based on a true story as written in A.P. Scotland's autobiography "The London Cage". The plot has greatly exaggerated the actual events of A.P. Scotland's experiences, including the addition of a fictional love interest.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Jack Hawkins, Gia Scala, Erik Schumann
Drama
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 5.9/10 X  
Director: Gordon Flemyng
Stars: Yvonne Buckingham, Michael Caine, Michael Coles
Edit

Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
...
Maj. Gerrard
Kieron Moore ...
Capt. R.A. Mead
Michael Medwin ...
Lt. Vernon
...
Sgt. Maj. Gill
Michael Ripper ...
Pvt. Middleditch
...
Lt. Col. Derry
Shay Gorman ...
Sgt. Gates
Tom Bowman ...
Sgt. Nicholls
Bernard Horsfall ...
Pvt. Livingstone
John Watson ...
Cpl. Bean
Arthur Lovegrove ...
Pvt. Jarvis
...
Pvt. Clark
Paddy Joyce ...
Capt. R.A. Ames
Dave Crowley ...
Pvt. Harris (as David Crowley)
Barry Lowe ...
Pvt. Ferguson
Edit

Storyline

A small band of British soldiers is sent on a mission to hold up a German advance.

Plot Summary | Add Synopsis

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

See all certifications »
Edit

Details

Country:

Language:

Release Date:

February 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baionetas de Aço  »

Company Credits

Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

One of only two times that Michael Ripper had his name on a poster of a Hammer film. See more »

Connections

Featured in The World of Hammer: Hammer (1994) See more »

Soundtracks

John Brown's Body
(uncredited)
Traditional
Arranged by Leonard Salzedo
See more »

Frequently Asked Questions

This FAQ is empty. Add the first question.

User Reviews

Above average war movie

Hammer Films was really a very good studio. Not only for horror movies but also for war ones. Remember Val Guest's films such as CAMP ON BLOOD ISLAND and YESTERDAY'S ENEMY. Perhaps one or more. Very tense, well paced, sharply shot, with very deep characters. Emotion and action in the same scheme. What else could we ask for?

The story of a group of British soldiers, during WW2, in Tunisia, who gets order to hold a position, in the middle of the desert, in order to prevent Afrika Korps to advance.

I have seen many British war movies, academic ones, very talkative, flat, even with great actors such Dirk Bogarde, Richard Attenborough, Richard Todd or some others...Movies very long, long, long. Boring at the most. Not bad ones, not corny, but long. Period.

But, I repeat, the Hammer war films are worth the detour.


2 of 4 people found this review helpful.  Was this review helpful to you?

Message Boards

Discuss The Steel Bayonet (1957) on the IMDb message boards »

Contribute to This Page

Create a character page for:
?