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Sergeant Ryker (1968)

During the Korean War Sergeant Paul Ryker is accused of defecting to Communist China and then returning to his unit as a spy.He's court-martialed and sentenced to death but his attorney believes Ryker's innocent and asks for a new trial.

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Buzz Kulik

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Seeleg Lester (screenplay), William D. Gordon (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview:
Bradford Dillman ... Capt. David Young (archive footage)
Peter Graves ... Maj. Whitaker (archive footage)
Vera Miles ... Ann Ryker (archive footage)
Lloyd Nolan ... Gen. Amos Bailey (archive footage)
Murray Hamilton ... Capt. Appleton (archive footage)
Norman Fell ... Sgt. Max Winkler (archive footage)
Lee Marvin ... Sgt. Paul Ryker (archive footage)
Walter Brooke ... Col. Arthur Merriam (archive footage)
Francis De Sales ... President of the Court (archive footage)
Don Marshall ... Cpl. Jenks (archive footage)
Charles Aidman ... Maj. Kitchener - The Law Officer (archive footage)
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During the Korean War Sergeant Paul Ryker is accused of defecting to Communist China and then returning to his unit as a spy.He's court-martialed and sentenced to death but his attorney believes in Ryker's innocence and pleads for a new trial. Written by nufs68

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COMMIE MAJOR...or U.S. SERGEANT? There's a bullet at one end...and a hangman's noose at the other! See more »

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Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

1 February 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Clamor de Justicia See more »

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Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

Originally two episodes of Kraft Suspense Theatre (1963) - "The Case Against Paul Ryker" (Oct, 10 & 17, 1963) See more »

Goofs

Although Colonel Merriam is an Army officer, his ribbons include the Navy Presidential Unit Citation. While it would not be impossible for him to receive this award, it would be extremely unlikely. In addition, he wears a Second Army patch on his left shoulder. That unit was never stationed overseas. See more »

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tense court-marshal drama
25 September 1999 | by helpless_dancerSee all my reviews

Sergeant Ryker is accused of being a traitor during the Korean War, a hanging offense. A long drawn out court-marshal ensues during which time the Sgt. must remain in a military jail. After much investigation the defense attorney attempts to exonerate the doomed non-com with an eleventh hour ploy. Very good picture.


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