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The Angry Hills (1959)

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 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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The amazing adventures of a lone American in a land of violence!

Genres:

Drama | War | Thriller

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Country:

UK | USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Hügel des Schreckens See more »

Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$1,190,000 (estimated)

Gross USA:

$510,000, 31 December 1959

Cumulative Worldwide Gross:

$1,285,000, 31 December 1959
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Company Credits

Production Co:

Raymond Productions See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Trivia

This film failed at the box office, resulting in a loss to MGM of $497,000 ($4.27M in 2018) according to studio records. See more »

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Referenced in Ken Adam: Designing Bond (2000) See more »

Soundtracks

Matia Stratighi
(uncredited)
Written by Georges Oekonomidis and Alekos Spathis
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Unfulfilled promise
9 August 2003 | by jaykay-10See all my reviews

The opening developments in this picture are promising in the manner that Hitchcock so often exploited: an innocent bystander finds himself in the wrong place at the wrong time, and is drawn into intrigue of which he has no prior knowledge, and in which he has no interest. But he has something that the villains want - while all he wants is to get out of the situation alive. So far, so good. It is not long, however, before the complications give way to standard action fare, the emphasis now being on hiding, getting away, deciding who is trustworthy - elements used many times in many pictures, some better, some worse. Ultimately, the story disappoints. There are rewarding performances by steely-eyed Stanley Baker, and sweaty, cowardly Theodore Bikel. Robert Mitchum plays the lead role with competence, if not distinction.


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