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Hell in Korea ()

A Hill in Korea (original title)
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During the Korean War retreat in 1951, a small British recon group is surrounded by Chinese troops and holds out in a lonely temple atop a hill.

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The National Servicemen: Lt. Butler / Lt Butler
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The Regular Soldiers: Sgt. Payne / Sgt Payne
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The Regular Soldiers: Cpl. Ryker / Cpl Ryker
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The National Servicemen: The Anti-Tank Team, Pte. Docker / Pte Docker
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The National Servicemen: Pte. Wyatt / Pte Wyatt
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The National Servicemen: Pte. Sims / Pte Sims
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The National Servicemen: The Anti-Tank Team, Pte. Lindop / Pte Lindop
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The National Servicemen: Pte. Rabin / Pte Rabin
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The Regular Soldiers: Pte. O'Brien / Pte O'Brien
Barry Lowe ...
The National Servicemen: Pte. Neill / Pte Neill
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The National Servicemen: L / Cpl. Hodge / L / Cpl Hodge
Charles Laurence ...
Pte. Kim of the South Korean Army / Pte Kim
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The Regular Soldiers: Pte. Moon / Pte Moon
Eric Corrie ...
The National Servicemen: Pte. Matthews / Pte Matthews
David Morrell ...
The Regular Soldiers: Pte. Henson / Pte Henson
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The National Servicemen: Pte. Lockyer / Pte Lockyer

Directed by

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Julian Amyes

Written by

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Max Catto ... (from his novel by)
 
Ian Dalrymple ... (screen play) &
Anthony Squire ... (screen play) and
Ronald Spencer ... (screen play)

Produced by

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Anthony Squire ... producer
Ian Dalrymple ... executive producer (uncredited)

Music by

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Malcolm Arnold

Cinematography by

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Freddie Francis ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Peter R. Hunt ... (as Peter Hunt)

Editorial Department

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Eric Brown ... second assistant editor (uncredited)

Art Direction by

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Cedric Dawe

Makeup Department

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Trevor Crole-Rees ... makeup artist

Production Management

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William Kirby ... production manager

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ronald Spencer ... assistant director
David Bracknell ... second assistant director (uncredited)
William Hill ... assistant director (uncredited)
Peter R. Hunt ... second unit director (uncredited)

Art Department

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William Hutchinson ... assistant art director (uncredited)
Basil Mannin ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Peter Mullins ... scenic artist (uncredited)
Frank Willson ... draughtsman (uncredited)
Tony Woollard ... draughtsman (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Buster Ambler ... sound recordist
John Cox ... sound supervisor
Bob Jones ... sound recordist
John Aldred ... dubbing mixer (uncredited)
Derek Tate ... sound camera operator (uncredited)

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Bob Cuff ... matte painter (uncredited)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Maurice Gillett ... chief electrician (as Maurice Gillette)
Arthur Ibbetson ... camera operator
Ronald Anscombe ... clapper loader (uncredited)
Derek V. Browne ... focus puller (uncredited)

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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John McCorry ... wardrobe

Music Department

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Muir Mathieson ... conductor / musical director (uncredited)

Other crew

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Michael Caine ... technical advisor
June Randall ... continuity

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

In 1951 during the Korean War general retreat of United Nations Forces a small British re-con platoon finds itself cut-off from the main British force.The platoon is led by Lieutenant Butler and Sergeant Payne.Corporals Ryker and Hodge are in charge of the men.After executing a search and destroy mission in an abandoned and booby-trapped Korean village the platoon heads toward rice fields but finds itself surrounded by Chinese enemy troops.When sending for help becomes no option Lieutenant Butler decides to closer investigate the isolated Korean temple perched atop a steep hill.The temple seems to be a good defensible position for the platoon but it's located at the top of the steep hill with only a sheer cliff to its rear. Written by nufs68

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Taglines They Found the Road Back...But It Led Through Hell! See more »
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Also Known As
  • Hell in Korea (World-wide, English title)
  • Hell in Korea (United States)
  • Commando en CorĂ©e (France)
  • Infierno en Corea (Spain)
  • I fucilieri dei mari della Cina (Italy)
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  • 81 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Opening credits prologue: This film is dedicated to National Servicemen and Drafted Men of the Free Nations past, present and to come. See more »
Goofs Stanley Baker's character is shot in the back with a machine gun, but no wounds are visible when his back is turned towards the camera. See more »
Movie Connections Featured in Michael Caine (2011). See more »

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