War Is Hell

1963

Burt Topper
Director

Combat trials and tribulations for a platoon on the front line of the Korean War.

Fascinatingly nihilistic view of combat familiar to more contemporary Vietnam War filmmaking, Platoon for example.

Someone got cold feet and hired Audie Murphy to preface the action.

Film seems only to exist in a truncated version taken from a 16mm print. I wonder if someone with clout suppressed this film for its anti-gung ho stance?

Wikipedia entry is totally misleading regarding the plot.



23rd October 1963
Cinema


81 mins





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Audie Murphy
Introduction
Tony Russel
Sgt. Keefer
Baynes Barron
Sgt. Garth
Judy Dan
Yung Chi Thomas
Wally Campo
Laney
Bobby Byles
Gresler
Tony Rich
Miller
Michael Bell
Seldon
J.J. Dahner
Koller
(as JJ Dana)
Burt Topper
Lt. Hallen
Robert Howard
Connors
Russ Prescott
Bender
Paul Sheriff
Thurston
Robert Totten
Kei Thin Chung
Korean Lieutenant
(as Kei Chung)