Battle Hymn

The true story of Col. Dean Hess, clergyman turned fighter pilot!

Categories: Drama, War
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.
















Status: Released IMDb
Release date: 1957-02-14
Run time: 109 minute / 1:49
Director: Douglas Sirk
Production Company : Universal International Pictures
Production Country: United States of America





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Rock Hudson
as le colonel Dean Hess
Anna Kashfi
as En Soon Yang
Dan Duryea
as le sergent Herman
Don DeFore
as le capitaine Skidmore
Martha Hyer
as Mary Hess
Jock Mahoney
as le major Moore
Alan Hale Jr.
as le sergent du mess
James Edwards
as le lieutenant Maples
Carl Benton Reid
as le révérend Edwards
Richard Loo
as le général Kim
Simon Scott
as Lt. Hollis
Carl Benton Reid
as Deacon Edwards
Philip Ahn
as Old Man
Bartlett Robinson
as General Timberidge
Teru Shimada
as Korean Official
Carleton Young
as Major Harrison
Jung' Kyoo Pyo
as Chu
Art Millan
as Captain Reardon
William Hudson
as Navy Lieutenant
Paul Sorensen
as Sentry
James Hong
as ROK Maj. Chong
Camera
Russell Metty Director of Photography

Editing
Russell F. Schoengarth Editor

Sound
Frank Skinner Music

Production
Ross Hunter Producer

Directing
Douglas Sirk Director

Writing
Charles Grayson Writer
Vincent B. Evans Writer

Camera
Kenneth Smith Grip

Lighting
Max Nippell Gaffer

Camera
Rollie Lane Still Photographer
Roy Vaughn Assistant Camera

Sound
Henry Janssen Sound





















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