Battle Hymn

Battle Hymn (1957)

The true story of Col. Dean Hess, clergyman turned fighter pilot!

  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Release Date: 1957-02-14
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 10 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 49min
  • Language: 한국어/조선말
  • Production Company: Universal International Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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Battle Hymn was inspired by the true story of American minister Dean Hess, played here with rare sensitivity by Rock Hudson. A bomber pilot during World War II, Hess inadvertently releases a bomb which destroys a German orphanage. Tortured by guilt, Hess relocates in Korea after the war to offer his services as a missionary. Combining the best elements of Christianity and Eastern spiritualism, Hess establishes a large home for orphans. The preacher's efforts are threatened when the Korean "police action" breaks out in 1950.

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Battle Hymn Photos

Camera Russell Metty Director of Photography
Editing Russell F. Schoengarth Editor
Sound Frank Skinner Music
Production Ross Hunter Producer
Directing Douglas Sirk Director
Writing Charles Grayson Writer
Writing Vincent B. Evans Writer
Camera Kenneth Smith Grip
Lighting Max Nippell Gaffer
Camera Rollie Lane Still Photographer
Camera Roy Vaughn Assistant Camera
Sound Henry Janssen Sound