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Director:
Writers:
Ray Rigby (screenplay)
Ray Rigby (play) ...
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Release Date:
11 June 1965 (France) See more »
Genre:
Tagline:
They went up like men! They came down like animals!
Plot:
In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards. Full summary » | Add synopsis »
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Awards:
Won BAFTA Film Award. Another 3 wins & 6 nominations See more »
User Reviews:
On my All-Time Top-10 List See more (79 total) »

Cast

  (in credits order) (verified as complete)

Sean Connery ... Joe Roberts

Harry Andrews ... R.S.M. Wilson

Ian Bannen ... Harris
Alfred Lynch ... George Stevens

Ossie Davis ... Jacko King

Roy Kinnear ... Monty Bartlett
Jack Watson ... Jock McGrath

Ian Hendry ... Staff Sergeant Williams

Michael Redgrave ... The Medical Officer (as Sir Michael Redgrave)
Norman Bird ... Commandant
Neil McCarthy ... Burton
Howard Goorney ... Walters
Tony Caunter ... Martin
rest of cast listed alphabetically:
James Payne ... Man in Prison (uncredited)

Directed by
Sidney Lumet 
 
Writing credits
Ray Rigby (screenplay)

Ray Rigby (play) and
R.S. Allen (play)

Produced by
Raymond Anzarut .... associate producer
Kenneth Hyman .... producer
 
Cinematography by
Oswald Morris (director of photography)
 
Film Editing by
Thelma Connell 
 
Art Direction by
Herbert Smith 
 
Makeup Department
George Partleton .... makeup artist
 
Production Management
Clifton Brandon .... production manager
 
Second Unit Director or Assistant Director
Frank Ernst .... assistant director
Pedro Vidal .... assistant director
 
Sound Department
David Bowen .... sound recordist
Peter Musgrave .... sound editor
Fred Turtle .... dubbing mixer
A.W. Watkins .... recording supervisor
Peter Davies .... post-synchronisation (uncredited)
 
Stunts
Gerry Crampton .... stunt coordinator (uncredited)
Nosher Powell .... stunts (uncredited)
 
Camera and Electrical Department
Brian West .... camera operator
Dennis Fraser .... grip (uncredited)
 
Costume and Wardrobe Department
Elsa Fennell .... wardrobe supervisor
 
Other crew
George Montford .... technical advisor
Lee Turner .... continuity
Geoff Freeman .... unit publicist (uncredited)
 
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Runtime:
123 min
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Aspect Ratio:
1.66 : 1 See more »
Sound Mix:
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Certification:
Australia:PG | Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Norway:16 | Sweden:15 | UK:X (original rating) | UK:12 (video rating) (1998) | USA:TV-14 (TV rating) | USA:Approved (certificate #20843)

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Trivia:
The Sergeant Major and his two Staff sergeants, Wilson, Williams and Harris, are members of these three regiments respectively: Scots Guard, East Surrey Regiment and Royal East Kent Regiment (A.K.A "Buffs")See more »
Goofs:
Crew or equipment visible: As Wilson confronts Roberts and King (at about the 90-minute mark), a camera shadow passes over a guard's back.See more »
Quotes:
Regimental Sergeant Major Bert Wilson:New scum and old scum are bad mixes.See more »
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21 out of 28 people found the following review useful.
On my All-Time Top-10 List, 20 October 1998
Author: Les Halfhill from Mesa, Arizona

Harry Andrews' performance is perfection! But then, all of the others were on a par. And to see Sean Connery take on this role in the middle of his greatest popularity as James Bond!

If you liked this film, I would also recommend the following:

---> Guns at Batasi (1964-British) ---> The Bofors Gun (1968-British) ---> Zulu (1964-British)

Since The Hill is from 1965, and is British, you might conclude that I am a big fan of British films from the 60's with a military theme!

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