To Hell and Back [DVD] [1955]

Audie Murphy plays himself in the inspiring biopic of the World War II hero. To Hell and Back arrives on DVD with a widescreen anamorphic transfer that preserves the original theatrical aspect ratio of 2.35:1. The film has never looked better on home video. The English soundtrack is rendered in Dolby Digital Mono. Spanish and French subtitles are accessible. There are no supplemental materials of any consequence, but genre enthusiasts should find this disc worthwhile.
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Special Features

  • Closed Captioned

Synopsis

To Hell and Back
The highly variable Audie Murphy delivers his best screen performance as "himself" in Universal's To Hell and Back. Based on the star's autobiography, this is the story of how Murphy became America's most-decorated soldier during WW II. After dwelling a bit on Murphy's hard-scrabble Texas upbringing, the story moves ahead to 1942, when, as a teenager, Audie joined the army. Within a year, he was a member of the 7th Army, serving in North Africa, Italy, France and ultimately Germany and Austria. One by one, the members of Murphy's Company B are killed in the war, until only three men from the original company are left (the others appear at the finale as ghostly images, a standard visual cliché of 1950s war films). The bulk of the film is given over to Murphy's conspicuous acts of combat bravery, and his killing of 240 enemy soldiers. Highlighted by excellent battle sequences, To Hell and Back is a serviceable tribute to a most complex individual. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi

Cast & Crew

  • Audie Murphy
    Audie Murphy - Himself
  • Marshall Thompson
    Marshall Thompson - Johnson
  • Susan Kohner
    Susan Kohner - Maria
  • Charles Drake
    Charles Drake - Brandon
  • Jack Kelly
    Jack Kelly - Kerrigan

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