Between Heaven and Hell

Directed By: Richard Fleischer Starring: Robert Wagner

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This is a very effective psychological war film with a great performance by Broderick Crawford as the demented commander of a group of loose canons located in an isolated jungle outpost during W.W.II. Robert Wagner is ordered to the post for his transgressions and comes to terms with his own lack of humanity. This film contains one of Hugo Friedhofer's best scores. The stereo score on this VHS recording sounds excellent.

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Studio Foxvideo
SKU 40167621
UPC 024543039396
UPC 14 00024543039396
Format DVD
Release Date 5/21/2002
Rating NR
Coming Of Age
Race Relations
Theatrical Release
World War II
Editors Note
Note BETWEEN HEAVEN AND HELL opens with Sam Gifford (Robert Wagner) in action on an island in the Pacific. Despite the time period (1945), director Richard Fleischer's movie is not merely a straightforward Pacific war story, and Gifford is not just a simple hero. Fleischer flashes back to Gifford's life as a rich plantation owner, where he is contemptuous of his sharecroppers--whether they are white or black--and ignores his wife Jenny's (Terry Moore) pleas to treat them better.^In battle, Gifford gets the shakes and is sent, despite his combat nerves, into the interior. His new commander, Waco (Broderick Crawford), is more than a little crazy and almost as dangerous as the enemy. Gifford, along with others under Waco's command, feels much safer deep in enemy territory, away from their paranoid leader.|Gradually Gifford relies more and more on Willie (Buddy Ebsen, in a fine performance), who easily could have been one of his sharecroppers. Willie is the kind of stoic grunt who is the bedrock of this man's army. Slowly, Gifford learns war's lesson: that when you're a foot soldier, all men are equal. As always with Fleischer, the battle scenes are never less than magnificent, making this an essential war film.
Plot Summary
Summary A young self-centered southern boy learns a great deal about life while serving in WWII.
Richard Fleischer
Robert Wagner
Cast & Crew
Skip Homeier - Star
Harvey Lembeck - Star
Carl "Alfalfa" Switzer - Star
Robert Wagner - Star
L.Q. Jones - Star
Broderick Crawford - Star
Buddy Ebsen - Star
Mark Damon - Star
Scatman Crothers - Star
Robert Keith - Star
Terry Moore - Star
Frank Gorshin - Star
Brad Dexter - Star
Charles LeMaire - Costume Designer
Richard Fleischer - Director
Technical Info
Original Release Date 1956
Catalog ID 2003939
UPC 00024543039396
Number of Discs 1
Running Time 95 minutes
Color Color
Original Language English
Available Subtitles English
Available Audio Tracks English [CC], English, French Dubbed, Spanish Dubbed
Product Attributes
Actor Wagner,Robert
Label Fox Home Entertainment
Music Format DVD

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Slipped right by on Jan 24, 2013