Battle Zone

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  • 1952
  • 1 hr 22 min
  • 5.2  (215)

Battle Zone is a 1952 war movie set during the Korean War. The film centers around Lieutenant Duke Halliday (John Hodiak), a tough and determined soldier who finds himself assigned to a reconnaissance mission behind enemy lines. Halliday's assignment is to go deep into North Korean territory and gather intelligence on enemy troop movements. He is joined on his mission by a Korean-American interpreter, Jimmie Rhee (James Hong), and a group of Korean partisans who are sympathetic to the cause.

As Halliday and his team move through the rugged terrain, they encounter all sorts of obstacles, from traps and ambushes to treacherous mountain passes and rugged river crossings. The harsh landscape and the constant threat of danger take their toll on the group, but they press on, determined to complete their mission.

Throughout the film, Halliday struggles with his past, haunted by memories of a failed mission that resulted in the death of his entire unit. He also grapples with his feelings for Lili Karenska (Linda Christian), a beautiful Yugoslavian woman who has joined the partisans to fight against the communists. As Halliday and his team approach their target, a North Korean base located deep in enemy territory, they find themselves facing insurmountable odds.

Stephen McNally plays Colonel Steve Parker, Halliday's commanding officer, who tries to keep the mission on track and ensure the success of their efforts.

The film is a gritty and realistic portrayal of the Korean War, featuring plenty of action and tense moments as the characters navigate the dangerous terrain and fight to survive. The cinematography is superb, with sweeping views of the Korean countryside and intense close-ups that bring the characters to life.

John Hodiak delivers a standout performance as Halliday, capturing his toughness and determination as well as his vulnerability and inner turmoil. Linda Christian is captivating as Lili, a strong and independent woman who is not afraid to fight for what she believes in. James Hong is also excellent as Jimmie Rhee, providing a crucial link between Halliday and the Korean partisans.

Overall, Battle Zone is a gripping and intense war movie that is sure to keep audiences on the edge of their seats. With its strong performances and realistic depiction of combat in Korea, the film is a must-see for fans of the genre.

Battle Zone is a 1952 war movie with a runtime of 1 hour and 22 minutes. It has received moderate reviews from critics and viewers, who have given it an IMDb score of 5.2.

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    1 hr 22 min
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  • IMDB Rating
    5.2  (215)