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Hell Is for Heroes

  • Film

Time Out says

A war film is a war film is a war film... except that Siegel, brought into the project at the last moment when Steve McQueen refused to work with the scheduled director, toughened the standard war-is-hell screenplay into an extraordinary study of psychopathology. He centres everything squarely on the McQueen character (one of his best performances, a human war machine), and emphasises the tensions within the American platoon rather than the conflict with the offscreen Germans. The ending, which stresses the enormous human cost of a small tactical gain, is remarkably powerful, precisely because it's the first time that Siegel allows his audience any perspective on what they've been seeing.
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Release Details

  • Duration:90 mins

Cast and crew

  • Director:Don Siegel
  • Screenwriter:Robert Pirosh, Richard Carr
  • Cast:
    • Steve McQueen
    • Bobby Darin
    • Fess Parker
    • Nick Adams
    • Bob Newhart
    • Harry Guardino
    • James Coburn
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