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The Steel Helmet
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The Steel Helmet 1951

Legendary director Samuel Fuller's controversial Korean War film examines race relations and the bloody realities of battle as the beleaguered Sgt. Zack (Gene Evans) and his weary platoon hide out in a Buddhist temple that may not be completely deserted. Shot in just three weeks, this was the first American movie set during the Korean War, a film that aroused the ire of the FBI for its gritty, unflinching portrayal of warfare.

Release Date:February 2nd, 1951
Running Time:85 minutes
Directed By:
No image existsSamuel Fuller
Written By:
No image existsSamuel Fuller
No image existsGene Evans
No image existsRobert Hutton
No image existsSteve Brodie
No image existsJames Edwards
No image existsRichard Loo
No image existsSid Melton
No image existsRichard Monahan
No image existsNeyle Morrow
No image existsLynn Stalmaster
No image existsWilliam Chun
No image existsHarold Fong

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The Steel Helmet Movie Review by Movie Addict (12/13/2008)

Ah, the Fifties. A time when America embraced racism like a badge of honor. Hoover and his FBI investigates writer/director Fuller for communist tendencies because he dared expose the fact that we use people as soldiers when they have to ride the back of the bus at home.

It is a film that tries to present realism in war...

(complete The Steel Helmet review by Movie Addict)

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