|Hell Is for Heroes 1962 N/R, 90 min.|
Genre: Action / Drama
Director: Don Siegel
Cast: Steve McQueen, Bobby Darin, Fess Parker, Harry Guardino, James Coburn, Don Haggerty, Nick Adams, Bob Newhart, L.Q. Jones, Mike Kellin, Joseph Hoover, Bill Mullikin, Michele Montau, Chuck Hicks, Robert Phillips
In this World War II drama, Sergeant John Reese (Steve McQueen) has been demoted because of his drinking and is sent back to his old squad, which is assigned to defend an area near a German pillbox. Reese persuades his squad leader Sgt. Larkin (Harry Guardino) to convince the Germans that the U.S. squad is much larger than it really is. Then, against orders, Reese leads two members of his squad in an attack on the pillbox. The attack fails, and the two men are killed, but Reese, despite being threatened with court martial, once again attacks the pillbox–this time alone. Reese is killed in his effort, but he has enabled the Allies to overtake the Germans.
|New Faces 1954 N/R, 98 min.|
Genre: Musical / Comedy
Director: Harry Horner, John Beal
Cast: Ronny Graham, Eartha Kitt, Robert Clary, Alice Ghostley, Paul Lynde, Carol Lawrence, June Carroll, Virginia Wilson, Bill Mullikin, Rosemary O'Reilly, Jimmy Russell, George Smiley, Polly Ward, Johnny Laverty, Patricia Hammerlee
This film provides the chance to see stars as they were in their early days in show business. The plot involves the efforts of financially troubled performer/producer Ronny Graham (himself) to put on his show. The show does go on, and songs include "Love Is a Simple Thing," "C'est Ci Bon," and "Santa Baby." Among the writers are Mel Brooks, Paul Lynde, and June Carroll.
|1. Hell Is for Heroes (1962)|
2. New Faces (1954)
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