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Battle Hymn (1956)

Cast: Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, more...
Director: Douglas Sirk
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Rating: Not Rated
Studio: Universal Studios
Genre: Drama, Biopics, WWII
Running Time: 109 min.
Languages: English
Subtitles: Spanish, French
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Synopsis
Battle Hymn was inspired by the true story of American minister Dean Hess, played here with rare sensitivity by Rock Hudson. A bomber pilot during World War II, Hess inadvertently releases a bomb which destroys a German orphanage. Tortured by guilt, Hess relocates in Korea after the war to offer his services as a missionary. Combining the best elements of Christianity and Eastern spiritualism, Hess establishes a large home for orphans. The preacher's efforts are threatened when the Korean "police action" breaks out in 1950. Battle Hymn was one of several collaborations between Rock Hudson and director Douglas Sirk--though Sirk felt that Robert Stack would have been better suited to the role of Rev. Hess. ~ Hal Erickson, All Movie Guide



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