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The Hell with Heroes (1968)

Approved | | Drama | 4 September 1968 (USA)
In 1946 North Africa, two former US Air Force pilots are forced to work for an international smuggler to get money needed for their return to civilian life after fighting in World War II.

Director:

Joseph Sargent

Writers:

Harold Livingston (screenplay), Harold Livingston (story) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Rod Taylor ... Brynie MacKay
Claudia Cardinale ... Elena
Harry Guardino ... Lee Harris
Kevin McCarthy ... Col. Wilson
Pete Duel ... Mike Brewer (as Peter Deuel)
William Marshall ... Al Poland
Don Knight ... Pepper
Michael Shillo Michael Shillo ... Pol Guilbert
Robert Yuro Robert Yuro ... Willoughby
Lew Brown Lew Brown ... Sgt. Shaeffer
Wilhelm von Homburg ... Hans
Tanya Lemani ... Jamila (as Tania Lemani)
Mae Mercer Mae Mercer ... Chanteuse
Émile Genest ... Insp. Bouchard
Louis De Farra Louis De Farra ... Pierre
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Storyline

In 1946 North Africa, two former US Air Force pilots are forced to work for an international smuggler to get money needed for their return to civilian life after fighting in World War II.

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Taglines:

They all had something to sell...courage...sex...corruption!

Genres:

Drama

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »
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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | French

Release Date:

4 September 1968 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Los valientes mueren jóvenes See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Universal Pictures See more »
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Technical Specs

Runtime:

| (censored)

Sound Mix:

Mono (Westrex Recording System)

Color:

Color (Technicolor)

Aspect Ratio:

2.35 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

In this picture, Rod Taylor plays nearly the same kind of character he did in his previous movie, The Mercenaries. And the scheme is also nearly the same, only the actors change. See more »

Quotes

Lee Harris: Thousands of dollars worth of cigarettes on this truck - and we've got a dead pilot. Who the hell are we going to get to fly this cargo out of here to Paris, huh?
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Connections

Referenced in Midnight Cowboy (1969) See more »

Soundtracks

Where There Is Love
Music by Quincy Jones
Lyrics by Dorothy Fields
Sung by Sue Raney
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Great Film
31 May 2010 | by robinnoreeSee all my reviews

I saw this film maybe 25/30 years ago on T.V. and thought it was a great film. I knew who Rod Taylor was from The Time Machine and The Birds, and thought the dark haired young man working with him was particularly handsome - I didn't even know it was Pete Duel! From what I remember of the film, it was very exciting and built up to a very emotional climax.

What a shame Pete Duel's films have faded out of circulation while other films that were not half as good are given air time on T.V. and can be purchased relatively easily.

I love Rod Taylor's films and this one should be proudly displayed with the rest of his excellent work.

I've never understood why they have not shown this film on T.V. since. I keep hoping TCM or Sky Classics will dig a copy out of the vault and broadcast it (but it hasn't happened yet) - I live in hope. Failing that, I would love to buy this film (but can't find it - grrr!). If anyone out there has any pull with the studios, please, please, please, release this film on DVD (and don't forget us who don't live in the US, who would love to see this film too)!!! Just release it for one year - and in different regions - and tell us when it's out - that will be enough time. Pleeeeaaaase????


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