To Hell and Back [DVD] [1955]

  • SKU: 6685553
  • Release Date: 05/25/2004
  • Rating: NR
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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Overall Customer Rating:
100% of customers would recommend this product to a friend (4 out of 4)

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



Overall customer rating

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great History

    Posted
    ETL4ACN

    The only reason I did not give this movie a 5 star rating is because of todays special effects. Audie Murphy only gave in to allowing this movie to be made of his WWII service record if he could control what was portrayed. He completely downplayed this, as was his humble custom. What he did, according to the men who served with him, was only touched upon as to his bravery under fire and love for this country! If only we had a few more like him today! Specially within our present government! This is not a movie about special effects, nor acting, nor romance. Although he "watered down" the his part in these historic events, the movie still shows his true heart and selfless sacrifice for his men's lives, and his country's freedom. Its Just a plain, honest, and sometimes humorous and tragic, look at one of our nations greatest heroes of all time!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great movie

    Posted
    Pupcat
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    It's a true story of Audie Murphy's life. He was the most decorated soldier in World War II. Is buried at Arlington Cemetery. If you enjoy war movies this is one of the best.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Good movie

    Posted
    Pupcat
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    True story of the life of Audie Murphy. Very good and authentic

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    A great classic film!

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    ksp1943
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    It's great seeing this young man and sorry he had to die so young.

    I would recommend this to a friend



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