Battle Hymn
Battle Hymn (1957)

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… More

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Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: May 18, 2004
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Bosley Crowther
New York Times

...doesn't miss a single cliché as it makes a calculated circuit of the old militant sky-pilot plot.

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Emanuel Levy
EmanuelLevy.Com

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.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

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