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4.7 out of 5 stars
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4.7 out of 5 stars
To Hell and Back [DVD]
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on 18 August 2017
Great pity about post war tanks. German tanks that look like heavy duty American army tanks with German stickers stuck on cos American destroyed what already was so none left. Ie. German tank batley which wash American M2 in disguise. Until battle American tanks and then American tanks had to be the Sherman.. but not the tank destroyer not even the camouflaged 75mm barell
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on 17 October 2014
One criticism, for me climbing / mountaineering is a total experience not to be viewed 10 feet from the rock face, I would have liked a map, a few minutes filming the crew mobilising from car park to crag, a few distant shots showing the remoteness (and remote it certainly is) and beauty of the area, however, having said that Dave MacLeod is an impressive rock climber. I didn't really appreciate all the negative comments about 'certain death' if he falls etc, many climbers take risks every wek-end but they are calculated risks, no different for MacLeod, as he himself says towards the end of the film.

Very enhjoyable nontheless.
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on 19 July 2017
I always loved this film. Audie was underrated as an actor and his military career showed how great a man he was.
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on 11 May 2017
I found this film to be one of the best true stories I have watch in a long time, the acting was first class and I enjoyed every
minute.
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on 17 March 2017
Enjoyed It.
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on 9 September 2017
Good
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on 19 March 2017
very good thanks
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on 12 August 2011
This is a film made by Hollywood of its day.It was not intended to represent the real horror and brutal experience of combat against a determined and bitter enemy.Audie Murphy tried to influence it to some degree,and it is on record that he objected to it,and distanced himself from its final release.

In truth Audie Murphy was haunted by his wartime experience,his sleep being punctuated by sweat inducing nightmares.Only his tough,objective and cold attitude to the job got him through the experience,but at a huge cost to him personally.

For an accurate expose on the real Audie Murphy,and the effects of war and its cost,read Max Hastings "Warriors"
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on 14 December 2009
It is not often that heroes get to play themselves on Film. Audie Murphy does so with such skill that it is difficult to believe that he did it all for real to become America's most decorated soldier during World War 2. A brilliant and highly recommended war film.
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TOP 1000 REVIEWERon 4 October 2011
Universal Pictures presents "TO HELL AND BACK" (1955 106 min/Color) -- Starring: Audie Murphy, Marshall Thompson, Charles Drake, Jack Kelly & Gregg Palmer

Directed by Jesse Hibbs

Audie Murphy delivers his best screen performance as "himself" in Universal's To Hell and Back. Based on the star's autobiography, this is the story of how Murphy became America's most-decorated soldier during WW II. After dwelling on Murphy's hard-scrabble Texas upbringing, the story moves ahead to 1942, when, at 18, Audie joined the army. Within a year, he was a member of the 7th Army, serving in North Africa, Italy, France and ultimately Germany and Austria. One by one, the members of Murphy's Company B are killed in the war, until only three men from the original company are left.

The bulk of the film is given over to Murphy's conspicuous acts of combat bravery, and is highlighted by excellent battle sequences.

From a script by Gil Doud

* Special footnote: -- Audie Murphy originally declined the opportunity to portray himself in the movie, not wanting people to think that he was attempting to cash in on his role as a war hero. Murphy initially suggested his friend Tony Curtis to play him. They had worked together on three Westerns, Sierra, Kansas Raiders and The Cimarron Kid.

BIOS:
1. Jesse Hibbs Director)
Date of Birth: 11 January 1906 - Normal, Illinois
Date of Death: 4 February 1985 - Ojai, California

2. Audie Murphy [aka: Audie Leon Murphy]
Date of Birth: 20 June 1925 - Kingston, Texas
Date of Death: 28 May 1971 - near Roanoke, Virginia (plane crash)

Mr. Jim's Ratings:
Quality of Picture & Sound: 5 Stars
Performance: 5 Stars
Story & Screenplay: 5 Stars
Overall: 5 Stars [Original Music, Cinematography & Film Editing]

Total Time: 106 min on DVD ~ Universal Pictures ~ (May 25, 2004)
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