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Sergeant Ryker (1968)

 |  Drama, War  |  1 February 1968 (USA)
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During the Korean War Sergeant Paul Ryker is accused of defecting to Communist China and then returning to his unit as a spy.He's court-martialed and sentenced to death but his attorney believes Ryker's innocent and asks for a new trial.

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Capt. David Young (archive footage)
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Maj. Whitaker (archive footage)
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Ann Ryker (archive footage)
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Gen. Amos Bailey (archive footage)
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Capt. Appleton (archive footage)
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Sgt. Max Winkler (archive footage)
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Sgt. Paul Ryker (archive footage)
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Col. Arthur Merriam (archive footage)
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Cpl. Jenks (archive footage)
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Maj. Kitchener - The Law Officer (archive footage)
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During the Korean War Sergeant Paul Ryker is accused of defecting to Communist China and then returning to his unit as a spy.He's court-martialed and sentenced to death but his attorney believes in Ryker's innocence and pleads for a new trial. Written by nufs68

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Originally two episodes of Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963) - "The Case Against Paul Ryker" (Oct, 10 & 17, 1963) See more »

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Although Colonel Merriam is an Army officer, his ribbons include the Navy Presidential Unit Citation. While it would not be impossible for him to receive this award, it would be extremely unlikely. In addition, he wears a Second Army patch on his left shoulder. That unit was never stationed overseas. See more »

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tense court-marshal drama
25 September 1999 | by (Broken Bow, Oklahoma) – See all my reviews

Sergeant Ryker is accused of being a traitor during the Korean War, a hanging offense. A long drawn out court-marshal ensues during which time the Sgt. must remain in a military jail. After much investigation the defense attorney attempts to exonerate the doomed non-com with an eleventh hour ploy. Very good picture.


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