A Hill in Korea [DVD] [1956]

  • SKU: 28896139
  • Release Date: 07/15/2015
  • Rating: NR

Item Added.View List

Add to List

    No lists found. Create one today.
    Add Item
    Cardmember Offers


    Ratings & Reviews

    Overall Customer Rating:
    100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (1 out of 1)


    Hell in Korea
    Filmed in Surrey, England, Hell in Korea was shipped out to more conservative movie houses as A Hill in Korea. The title essentially tells all in this no-nonsense account of a group of UN soldiers during the Korean "police action" of the early 1950s. This "skeleton" patrol maintains its tenuous hold over a strategic hill, while determining the best method of sneaking into a communist-held village. While Korean veterans tended to dismiss the film as Hollywood-style hokum, Hell in Korea has stood the test of time far better than many other more elaborate "realistic" wartime dramas. The film, based on a novel by Max Catto, served as the movie debut of Michael Caine, who does not receive screen credit in the original prints--an oversight rectified in TV prints issued after Caine's rise to stardom. In his second film, Robert Shaw is securely ensconced in a good supporting role. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • George Baker
      George Baker - Lt. Butler
    • Harry Andrews
      Harry Andrews - Sgt. Payne
    • Stanley Baker
      Stanley Baker - Corporal Ryker
    • Michael Caine
      Michael Caine - Private Lockyer
    • Ronald Lewis
      Ronald Lewis - Pvt. Wyatt

    Customer rating

    would recommend to a friend
    • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

      Good war movie for the period.

      • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
      • My Best Buy® Elite MemberElite Member

      This is a black and white movie, made in England around 1956 with several very good actors. An English patrol made up of regular army and national guard are ordered to scout a village in Korea to see if it is occupied by the enemy. This is during the Korean War. The patrol gets cut off by Chinese soldiers and they retreat to an abandoned temple where they fight to survive. The actors include Stanley Baker, Robert Shaw and Michael Caine in his very first film appearance.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    Product images, including color, may differ from actual product appearance.