Pork Chop Hill [DVD] [1959]

  • SKU: 26267249
  • Release Date: 01/27/2015
  • Rating: NR
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100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (3 out of 3)

Synopsis


Pork Chop Hill
Pork Chop Hill was based on the eyewitness essays of ex-soldier S. L. A. Marshall. The film is set during the Korean "police action." While diplomats argue pointlessly over the shape of the negotiation tables at Panmunjon, United Nations troops bleed and die. Lieutenant Gregory Peck leads a 135-man unit on the attack of the Chinese-held Pork Chop Hill. When reinforcements finally arrive, only 25 of Peck's men survive (and they aren't the usual survivors we've come to expect from earlier, cliché-ridden war films). Among the American troops are such dependable performers as Harry Guardino, Woody Strode, Rip Torn, Barry Atwater, George Peppard, Robert Blake and Martin Landau. Former cowboy-star Bob Steele also shows up briefly as an American general. According to director Lewis Milestone, Pork Chop Hill was cut by nearly twenty minutes because the wife of star Gregory Peck felt that her husband made his first entrance too late into the picture. True or not, the film does show signs of post-production tampering, with flashes of several excised scenes showing up under the main title credits. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew


  • Gregory Peck
    Gregory Peck - Lt. Joe Clemons
  • Harry Guardino
    Harry Guardino - Forstman
  • Rip Torn
    Rip Torn - Lt. Russell
  • George Peppard
    George Peppard - Fedderson
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    George Shibata - Lt. O'Hashi



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Into The Meat Grinder

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    KC123
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    American soldiers of the Korean War are fighting in a no win situation against all odds on the real battlefield of life and death for this no nothing hill. While the soldiers from both sides are being used as pawns in a political chess game. Gregory Peck and the full cast provide excellent performances in this gritty and realistic war drama. For a black and white film of this vintage the Blu-ray AV quality is very strong.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie during the Korean War

    Posted
    JulstLikeMe
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    One of the few movies about US soldiers in combat during the war in Korea.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    This one gives you a look

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    Jerry
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    This one gives you a look at police action , that was a war for our troops!

    I would recommend this to a friend


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