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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.

Director:

Robert Aldrich

Writers:

A.I. Bezzerides (screenplay), Leon Uris (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Mike Morrison
Stanley Baker ... Conrad Heisler
Elisabeth Müller ... Lisa Kyriakides (as Elisabeth Mueller)
Gia Scala ... Eleftheria
Theodore Bikel ... Dimitrios Tassos
Sebastian Cabot ... Chesney
Peter Illing ... Leonides
Leslie Phillips ... Ray Taylor
Donald Wolfit ... Dr. Stergion
Marius Goring ... Col. Elrick Oberg
Jocelyn Lane ... Maria Tassos (as Jackie Lane)
Kieron Moore ... Andreas
George Pastell ... Papa Panos
Patrick Jordan ... Bluey
Marita Constantinou Marita Constantinou ... Cleopatra
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Storyline

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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Genres:

Drama | War | Thriller

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Trivia

During production of the movie, Gia Scala, who was upset over the recent passing of her mother, exited a taxi on the Waterloo Bridge, and attempted to jump into the Thames River. She was caught and held by the taxi driver until the police arrived. There was a scuffle, a police officer was bitten, and she was arrested. She was later released. See more »

Goofs

In the on-screen opening prologue, the word BLITZKRIEG is misspelled as BLITZKREIG. See more »

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Matia Stratighi
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Written by Georges Oekonomidis and Alekos Spathis
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Certainly not a must-see.
11 January 2013 | by MartinHaferSee all my reviews

Considering that this film was made from a Leon Uris novel AND stars Robert Mitchum, you might easily assume it would be a wonderful film. However, it's very ordinary and nothing more. The novel is certainly among Uris' weakest and the story simply isn't that extraordinary. It's watchable enough--but not compelling enough to make it a must-see for anyone but die-hard Mitchum fans.

The film is set in Greece during the Nazi occupation. An American reporter (Mitchum) is given a list of collaborators--a list he's entrusted to get to the British. However, the Nazis learn of him and the list and spend most of the film pursuing him across the nation. Basically, he hops from one tiny village to the next and the Nazis commit atrocities in the towns in order to try to get the folks to turn in the American. Along the way, there is a woman (naturally) who falls in love with him as well as another woman who MIGHT be in love with him. Can he make it out of the country and deliver the list? See the film if you really need to know.

Overall, the film is fair to middling. While not a bad film, there really isn't a lot to make it stand out--unless you adore Mitchum or want to see Sebastian Cabot in a VERY unusual role.


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Country:

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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

The Angry Hills See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Budget:

$1,190,000 (estimated)
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Production Co:

Raymond Productions See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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