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The Steel Bayonet (1957)

 |  Drama, War  |  February 1958 (USA)
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A small band of British soldiers is sent on a mission to hold up a German advance.



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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


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

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February 1958 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Baionetas de Aço  »

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There are no female characters speaking or extras. See more »


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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.

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