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War Is Hell (1961)

During the Korean War, a glory-hunting sergeant leads his platoon on a mission against the enemy--not telling them that a cease-fire has just been declared--so that he can win medals. ... See full summary »

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Cast

Credited cast:
Baynes Barron ... Sgt. Garth
Michael Bell ... Seldon
Bobby Byles Bobby Byles ... Gresler
Wally Campo Wally Campo ... Laney
Kei Thin Chung Kei Thin Chung ... Korean Lieutenant (as Kei Chung)
J.J. Dahner J.J. Dahner ... Koller
Judy Dan Judy Dan ... Yung Chi Thomas
Robert Howard Robert Howard ... Connors
Audie Murphy ... Narrator
Russ Prescott Russ Prescott ... Bender
Tony Rich Tony Rich ... Miller
Tony Russel Tony Russel ... Sgt. Keefer
Paul Sheriff Paul Sheriff ... Thurston
Burt Topper Burt Topper ... Lt. Hallen
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During the Korean War, a glory-hunting sergeant leads his platoon on a mission against the enemy--not telling them that a cease-fire has just been declared--so that he can win medals. Trouble arises when some members of platoon begin to suspect that something is fishy. Written by frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 October 1963 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

War Hero See more »

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Budget:

$47,000 (estimated)
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Sound Mix:

Mono

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Formerly offered in 8mm and Super 8 home movie versions. See more »

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Referenced in Fade to Black (1980) See more »

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ONE HELL OF A WAR
19 June 2001 | by jg-1See all my reviews

This movie should not be confused with the excellent Ross Burley contribution 'War's Hell' - a 'Nam masterpiece which compels in much the same manner that brought success to Scorsese, Coppola and Leonne in their attempts to create an awesome epic. The visual performance by stars Nikki Edwards and Karoline Gray as 'love interest' are well balanced by the manic 'Sarge', Christopher Gudgin, or 'gimp'.


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