About the film
prison africa world war ii heat british army sadism libya sahara military prison punishment torture soldier cruelty desert cult film libyan desert military hill insubordination 1940s
Release Date: June 17, 1965
|Slogan||:||«They went up like men! They came down like animals!»|
|Production Companies||:||Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer, Seven Arts Productions|
|Producers||:||Kenneth Hyman, Raymond Anzarut, Clifton Brandon|
|Writers||:||Ray Rigby, Ray Rigby, R.S. Allen|
North Africa, World War II. British soldiers on the brink of collapse push beyond endurance to struggle up a brutal incline. It's not a military objective. It's The Hill, a manmade instrument of torture, a tower of sand seared by a white-hot sun. And the troops' tormentors are not the enemy, but their own comrades-at-arms.