Take the High Ground!

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Take the High Ground!

drill instructor

Take the High Ground!

Release Date: October 30, 1953

Year    :   1953
Slogan    :   «From its rowdy, ribald horse-play, to its rousing marching song... from its hard-boiled hates and slugging feuds to its tough-but tender love story... this is a drama of our times... exciting, exalting, young, brave and alive!»
Genres    :   Comedy, Drama, War
Production Companies    :   Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Director    :   Richard Brooks
Producers    :   Dore Schary, Herman Hoffman
Writers    :   Millard Kaufman, Millard Kaufman
RunTime    :   101 mins.

Sgt. Thorne Ryan, who once fought bravely in Korea, now serves as a hard-nosed drill instructor to new Army recruits at Fort Bliss, Texas. But is he really the man he is often described as? His fellow instructor, and friend helps him to face the ghosts of his past experiences in Korea. One night in a bar across the border in Juarez, Mexico, Sgt. Ryan meets a lady who begins to turn his life around. Will this be enough to help him deal with the past? Or will he continue to be so hard on his troops?

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