Hell to Eternity

Hell to Eternity (1960)

The Marines' Battle Cry of the South Pacific!

  • Genre: Drama, War
  • Release Date: 1960-08-01
  • User Rating: 7.4/10 from 12 ratings
  • Runtime: 2h 11min
  • Language: Español
  • Production Company: Allied Artists Pictures
  • Production Country: United States of America
  • Director:
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From 12 Ratings
6.9 83%


Based on the story about Guy Gabaldon, a Los Angeles Hispanic boy raised in the 1930s by a Japanese-American foster family. After Pearl Harbor, his foster family is interned at the Manzanar camp for Japanese Americans, while he enlists in the Marines, where his ability to speak Japanese becomes a vital asset. During the Battle of Saipan, he convinces 800 Japanese to surrender after their general commits suicide.

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Camera Burnett Guffey Director of Photography
Directing Phil Karlson Director
Sound Leith Stevens Original Music Composer
Production Irving H. Levin Producer
Writing Ted Sherdeman Screenplay
Writing Gil Doud Story
Editing Roy V. Livingston Editor
Writing Walter Roeber Schmidt Screenplay