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Five Gates to Hell (1959)

Approved | | Adventure, Drama, War | 23 September 1959 (USA)
A small group of Red Cross doctors and nurses are held captive by Chinese guerillas in Vietnam

Director:

James Clavell

Writer:

James Clavell
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Dolores Michaels ... Athena
Patricia Owens ... Joy
Neville Brand ... Chen Pamok
Ken Scott ... Dr. John Richter
Nobu McCarthy ... Chioko
Benson Fong ... Gung Sa
Nancy Kulp ... Susette
John Morley John Morley ... Dr. Jacques Minelle
Gerry Gaylor Gerry Gaylor ... Greta
Shirley Knight ... Sister Maria
Greta Chi Greta Chi ... Yoette
Linda Wong Linda Wong ... Ming Cha
Irish McCalla ... Sister Magdalena
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A small group of Red Cross doctors and nurses are held captive by Chinese guerillas in Vietnam

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Women...Ravished and Shamed in War-Torn Indo-China See more »

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Adventure | Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

23 September 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

5 vie per l'inferno See more »

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Mono (RCA Sound Recording)

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2.35 : 1
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Athena's Theme
by Paul Dunlap (ASCAP)
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A movie to unwatch
8 March 2008 | by dubyah1See all my reviews

I was against film censorship and film ratings less than zero until I saw the aptly named Five Gates of Hell.

As a previous critic noted, 'A shabby little shocker'.

When asked to name a movie I wanted to 'unwatch', this is at the top of my list. Oh, and just when you thought the sociopathic film couldn't be worse, there's Nancy Kulp(Miss Jane Hathaway from the Bev Hillbillies) with a hand grenade, and Neville Brand in oriental blackface.

If you're interested in the fates of women in World War II and Asian prisoner-of-war camps, I suggest you watch the Australian Broadcasting Corporation (ABC) miniseries 'Tenko'.


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