Best known as the movie produced by the Rev. Sun Myung Moon’s Unification Church, this searing war drama tells the story of the 1950 invasion of Inchon during the Korean War, led by Gen. Douglas MacArthur (Laurence Olivier). A group of daredevil soldiers block Japanese suppliers from Korea and take Devil Ridge. The cast of stars includes Ben Gazzara, Jacqueline Bisset, Omar Sharif, David Janssen, Richard Roundtree, Toshiro Mifune and Rex Reed.
Stewart Terence Herbert Young (20 June 1915 – 7 September 1994) was a British film director best known for directing three films in the James Bond series, Dr. No (1962), From Russia with Love (1963), and Thunderball (1965).
Born in Shanghai, China, he was public-school educated. Like the fictional James Bond, he read oriental history at St Catharine’s College in the University of Cambridge. As a tank commander during World War II, Young participated in Operation Market Garden in Arnhem, Netherlands.
Young began his film career as a screenwriter in British films of the 1940s, working, for example, on Dangerous Moonlight (1941). In 1946, he was a co-director with Brian Desmond Hurst of Theirs is the Glory, which recaptured the fighting around Arnhem bridge. Arnhem, coincidentally, was home to the adolescent Audrey Hepburn. During the filming of Young’s film, Wait Until Dark, Hepburn and Young would joke that he was shelling his favorite star without even knowing it. Young’s… read more