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38 Ratings

Hell and High Water

Directed by Samuel Fuller
United States, 1954
War, Action, Drama


At the height of the Cold War, sub commander Adam Jones is recruited to crack a communist plot to start World War III. He and his crew travel to an island near Japan, where the Chinese are reportedly building a secret base.

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Hell and High Water Directed by Samuel Fuller

Awards & Festivals

Academy Awards

1955 | Nominee: Best Effects, Special Effects

Directors Guild of America

1955 | Nominee: Outstanding Directorial Achievement in Motion Pictures

Golden Globes (USA)

1954 | Winner: Most Promising Newcomer - Female

Critics reviews

Fox hired director Samuel Fuller to shoot this in a few days, partly to prove that CinemaScope could work in tight spaces and on a limited budget, and he did a pretty good job with it. He even got to rewrite the script, defiantly giving Widmark a variant of the salty, unpatriotic line that J. Edgar Hoover had already tried and failed to get Fuller to delete from Pickup on South Street: "Are you waving the flag at me?
March 29, 2007
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