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War Is Hell (1961)

 -  War  -  23 October 1963 (USA)
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During the Korean War, a glory-hunting sergeant leads his platoon on a mission against the enemy--not telling them that a cease-fire has just been declared--so that he can win medals. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Baynes Barron ...
Sgt. Garth
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Seldon
Bobby Byles ...
Gresler
Wally Campo ...
Laney
Kei Thin Chung ...
Korean Lieutenant (as Kei Chung)
J.J. Dahner ...
Koller
Judy Dan ...
Yung Chi Thomas
Robert Howard ...
Connors
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Narrator
Russ Prescott ...
Bender
Tony Rich ...
Miller
Tony Russel ...
Sgt. Keefer
Paul Sheriff ...
Thurston
Burt Topper ...
Lt. Hallen
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During the Korean War, a glory-hunting sergeant leads his platoon on a mission against the enemy--not telling them that a cease-fire has just been declared--so that he can win medals. Trouble arises when some members of platoon begin to suspect that something is fishy. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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IRON-GUTS GUYS IN ACTION! (original print ad - all caps)

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23 October 1963 (USA)  »

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Tony Russel said the film was held from US release for almost three years because of its controversial and what was claimed by some to be anti-American content. It was finally released in the US after Audie Murphy filmed a prologue explaining that the film told the story of one soldier and one platoon. The film won an "out of competition" award at Cannes in May of 1961. See more »

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ONE HELL OF A WAR
19 June 2001 | by (LOndon) – See all my reviews

This movie should not be confused with the excellent Ross Burley contribution 'War's Hell' - a 'Nam masterpiece which compels in much the same manner that brought success to Scorsese, Coppola and Leonne in their attempts to create an awesome epic. The visual performance by stars Nikki Edwards and Karoline Gray as 'love interest' are well balanced by the manic 'Sarge', Christopher Gudgin, or 'gimp'.


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