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

Director:

Writer:

Reviews

Photos

Add Image Add an image

Do you have any images for this title?

Learn more

People who liked this also liked... 

Hell in Korea (1956)
Drama | History | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

In 1951 during the Korean War retreat a small British re-con group is surrounded by Chinese troops and holds out in a lonely temple atop a hill.

Director: Julian Amyes
Stars: Stephen Boyd, Ronald Lewis, George Baker
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
Play Dirty (1969)
Adventure | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.8/10 X  

During the Desert War in North Africa, a group of British commandos disguised in Italian soldiers must travel behind enemy lines and destroy a vital Nazi oil depot.

Director: André De Toth
Stars: Michael Caine, Nigel Davenport, Nigel Green
Crime | Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

The impoverished Clitterburn family live on a grand English estate but times are hard and the head of the household, Sir Henry, seizes upon news of the impending arrival of their rich ... See full summary »

Directors: Nigel Patrick, Max Varnel
Stars: Nigel Patrick, Charles Coburn, Wendy Hiller
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
Action | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.4/10 X  

Deep in Malaya, as World War II is rapidly coming to an end, men, women and children, trapped by the Japanese invasion, are held captive in the Blood Island prison camp. Knowing that ... See full summary »

Director: Val Guest
Stars: André Morell, Carl Möhner, Walter Fitzgerald
The Wrong Box (1966)
Comedy | Crime
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7/10 X  

In Victorian England, a fortune now depends on which of two brothers outlives the other... or can be made to have seemed to do so!

Director: Bryan Forbes
Stars: John Mills, Michael Caine, Ralph Richardson
Action | Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 4.6/10 X  

Malaya, September 1944: Many British soldiers have been captured by the Japanese, when they were cut off from their troops. On her way to Kuala Lumpur, the British secret agent Elaine's ... See full summary »

Director: Quentin Lawrence
Stars: Jack Hedley, Barbara Shelley, Patrick Wymark
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
Paratrooper (1953)
Drama | War
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6/10 X  

In 1940, an American claiming to be Canadian volunteers for the British Army's paratroop school.

Director: Terence Young
Stars: Alan Ladd, Leo Genn, Susan Stephen
I Accuse! (1958)
Biography | Drama | History
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 7.2/10 X  

In 1894 France, a Jewish officer in the French Army is falsely accused of spying for Germany.

Director: José Ferrer
Stars: José Ferrer, Anton Walbrook, Viveca Lindfors
Comedy
    1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 6.5/10 X  

Battle-axe Emma Hornett dominates her hen-pecked husband Henry, his meek sister Edie and daughter Shirley. Shirley is to marry young sailor Albert,raised in an orphanage,and he and best man... See full summary »

Director: Gordon Parry
Stars: Peggy Mount, Shirley Eaton, Ronald Lewis
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

Production Co:

,  »
Show detailed on  »

Technical Specs

Sound Mix:

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
See  »
Edit

Did You Know?

Trivia

There are no female characters speaking or extras. 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

 
An Old Theme Well Done
5 October 2013 | by (london) – See all my reviews

The tale of an army patrol holding a desert outpost has been filmed many times.Two examples that come to mind are John Ford's"The Last Patrol" and Ealing's "Nine Men".Whilst this film is not quite up to their standard this is nevertheless an exciting war film with plenty of action sequences well staged.The cast is good.Leo Genn as a Major concerned for the welfare of his men.Michael Medwin,playing somewhat against type,as a by the rules young lieutenant,and Kieron Moore,who for some reason wont come down from the water tower unless he is either fried to a frazzle or blasted out of there.Actually he rings the one false note about the film.You would suspect that the first thing that the German tanks would destroy is the water tower,yet it remains standing till almost the end.Percy Herbert is also in the film.A desert war film without him would be unthinkable.


2 of 2 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:
?