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Between Heaven and Hell(Movie, 1956)

1h 34min | Genres: Action, Drama, War
Between Heaven and HellRating: 2.9/5 (with 1111 votes)
Between Heaven and Hell is a 1956 American Cinemascope war film based on the novel The Day the Century Ended by Francis Gwaltney that the film follows closely. The story is told in flashback format detailing the life of Sam Gifford (Robert Wagner) from his life as a Southern landowner to his war service in the Philippines during World War II. The film stars Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, and Broderick Crawford, and was directed by Richard Fleischer. It was partly filmed on Kaua'i. The film's score by Hugo Friedhofer,which included elements of the Dies Irae was nominated for an Oscar for Best Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture. ()
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Awards & Nominations for Between Heaven and Hell

Academy Award for Best Original Dramatic or Comedy Score

About Between Heaven and Hell

Sam Gifford remembers : In prewar years he was an arrogant southern cotton plantation owner, married to the daughter of a colonel. At the beginning of the war he was mobilized with his National Guard unit as a sergeant. Came the day when, revolted by the cowardice of his lieutenant, who had fired at his own men, he hit him. Downgraded, he was sent to a disciplinary battalion. Sam now discovers his new detachment, his new commanding officer, just another cowardly brute, Captain Waco Grimes. While in combat, Sam will gradually become closer to the privates, working-class people he used to despise. He will become another man, a better man.


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Additional Information

Production country: United States of America (USA)
Shot in: Hawaii
Plays in: Philippines
Original language: English (EN)
Spoken languages: English (EN)
Translated into 12 languages: Danish (DA), German (DE), English (EN), Spanish (ES), Finnish (FI), French (FR), Italian (IT), Dutch (NL), Portuguese (PT), Russian (RU), Swedish (SV), Chinese (Mandarin) (ZH)
Status: Released
Release date US: 10/11/1956
Revenue: 1,520,000 USD
Aspect Ratio: 2.35:1

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