Battle Hymn (1957)

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.

Directing:
  • Douglas Sirk

Writing:
  • Charles Grayson
  • Vincent B. Evans

Stars:
Release Date: 1957-02-14
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  • Country: US
  • Language: English | Español | 한국어/조선말
  • Runtime: 109
Martha Hyer
Martha Hyer
Mary Hess
Carl Benton Reid
Carl Benton R...
Deacon Edwards
Jock Mahoney
Jock Mahoney
le major Moore
Alan Hale Jr.
Alan Hale Jr.
le sergent du mess
Richard Loo
Richard Loo
le général Kim
Carleton Young
Carleton Youn...
Major Harrison
Rock Hudson
Rock Hudson
le colonel Dean Hess
Anna Kashfi
Anna Kashfi
En Soon Yang
Dan Duryea
Dan Duryea
le sergent Herman
Don DeFore
Don DeFore
le capitaine Skidmore
James Edwards
James Edwards
le lieutenant Maples
Simon Scott
Simon Scott
Lt. Hollis
Philip Ahn
Philip Ahn
Old Man
Bartlett Robinson
Bartlett Robi...
General Timberidge
Teru Shimada
Teru Shimada
Korean Official
William Hudson
William Hudso...
Navy Lieutenant
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