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The Angry Hills (1959)

Approved  |   |  Drama, War, Thriller  |  29 July 1959 (USA)
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In 1941 an American journalist in Greece is given a secret list of collaborators. He is helped by the Greek resistance as he is pursued across the country by the Nazis.

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In 1941 an American journalist in Greece is given a secret list of collaborators. He is helped by the Greek resistance as he is pursued across the country by the Nazis. Written by Anonymous

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The amazing adventures of a lone American in a land of violence!

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The original running time was 119 minutes before it was edited down to 105 minutes for US release. The European version ran longer. In 2004 the British Film Institute screened a print with a running time of 114 minutes. Director Robert Aldrich felt that certain scenes lost their meaning with the trims made. See more »

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Long and uninvolving
15 November 2005 | by (London,England) – See all my reviews

Based on the Leon Uris novel 'The Angry Hills' is a disappointment. This is a long rambling film and and Mitchum has a long ramble through it, just about acting. Characters appear and disappear, the plot wavers, stops and starts. There are other interesting actors equally wasted; Sebastian Cabot, Donald Wolfit, Marius Goring, and tough guy Stanley Baker doesn't even get to face off with Mitchum. Theodore Bikel comes out better with a sad but sympathetic performance, even when being nasty.The female characters are thinly drawn.

The best things are the clear, crisp photography and the extensive use of location shooting. The hills may be angry but they sure look pretty.


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