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Hell Is for Heroes [DVD] [1962]

  • SKU: 33355089
  • Release Date: 10/10/2017
  • Rating: NR

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    Hell Is for Heroes
    Don Siegel's only war film and unfortunately his only teaming with Steve McQueen, an actor whose rebellious persona jibed well with the director's vision, it puts the star in the familiar role of antihero. His character, Reese, is an embittered G.I. who has just been sent back to join his war-weary unit holding down a position opposite a pillbox on the Siegfried Line in Belgium. Recently demoted back to private from staff sergeant for drinking, he chafes under all authority, and is a pariah to fellow grunts, despite their awareness of his extraordinary courage in battle. A natural leader, he persuades his sergeant (Harry Guardino) to implement a plan he's formulated to keep the Germans at bay by making them believe that the small outfit is larger than it is. While this is temporarily effective, Reese knows that it's only a matter of time before the enemy discovers the truth, and takes it on his own authority to lead an attack on the well-defended pillbox, although his unit has been assigned only to hold their ground. ~ Michael Costello, Rovi

    Cast & Crew

    • Steve McQueen
      Steve McQueen - Reese
    • Bobby Darin
      Bobby Darin - Pvt. Corby
    • Fess Parker
      Fess Parker - Sgt. Pike
    • Nick Adams
      Nick Adams - Homer
    • Harry Guardino
      Harry Guardino - Sgt. Larkin

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    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Old ain't bad.

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      First performances by Steve McQueen, Clint Walker, James Coburn ...and Bob newhart. Gritty in a way old black and white wart movies were and more graphic than the time used to allow for film.

      I would recommend this to a friend

    • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

      Love Steve McQueen!

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      Steve McQueen is my favorite actor of his era. Love that you can buy so many of his old movies. Gone too soon. Great price and fast service on this dvd.

      I would recommend this to a friend

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