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The Angry Hills (1959)

Approved | | Drama, War, Thriller | 29 July 1959 (USA)
In 1941, Greek resistance entrusts an American journalist with a Greek double-agent secret list that must reach London and must not fall into Nazi hands.



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Cast overview, first billed only:
Mike Morrison
Conrad Heisler
Lisa Kyriakides (as Elisabeth Mueller)
Dimitrios Tassos
Peter Illing ...
Ray Taylor
Dr. Stergion
Marius Goring ...
Col. Elrick Oberg
Jocelyn Lane ...
Maria Tassos (as Jackie Lane)
George Pastell ...
Papa Panos
Patrick Jordan ...
Marita Constantinou ...


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!


Drama | War | Thriller


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Release Date:

29 July 1959 (USA)  »

Also Known As:

Hügel des Schreckens  »

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$1,190,000 (estimated)

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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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 »


Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »


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Written by Georges Oekonomidis and Alekos Spathis
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Forget Aldrich and Mitchum…Nothing to See Here
3 May 2014 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

One of Robert Mitchum's and Director Robert Aldrich's Least Impressive Films. Both Usually Reliable Professionals are Off Their Game on this one. It is a Flat and Tired Movie from the Beginning, Never Managing to Grab Hold of the Story's Intrigue and it is Lacking in the Period Setting of WWII.

The Movie Looks Like a 1959 Movie set in 1941. The Action is Dull and Telegraphed and the Suspense Never Builds Beyond its Premise. The Script is a bit Confusing and Nothing in this Misfire Maintains Anything More than Mediocrity.

A Dud and a Disappointment from All Involved. The Almost Two-Hour Length is Excruciating.

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