Battle Hymn
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Battle Hymn
This film was inspired by the true story of American minister Dean Hess, played here by Rock Hudson. A bomber pilot during WWII, 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.

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"...doesn't miss a single cliché as it makes a calculated circuit of the old militant sky-pilot plot."
‑ Bosley Crowther, New York Times
"Douglas Sirk's sentimental Korean War tale of guilt and redemption is a weak, uncharacteristic film of the famed director, but it's worth seeing as a panel in his many collaborations with star Rock Hudson."
‑ Emanuel Levy, EmanuelLevy.Com
"At best it's a serviceable war drama, that if it were not in Sirk's capable hands would have probably suffered an even more disastrous fate."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
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