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2.9
38 Ratings

Hell and High Water

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

Synopsis

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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