Battle Zone (1952)

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Danny, a Marine Corps veteran of World War II, re-enlists when the Korean War breaks out. He joins a Marine motion picture unit specializing in combat footage. There he re-encounters Mitch,... See full summary »

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3 April 2013 | kevinolzak
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| Aired on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater in 1970
1952's "Battle Zone" came from Poverty Row's Allied Artists, a Korean War programmer featuring native Korean Philip Ahn (Master Kan on KUNG FU) fighting the good fight in one of Hollywood's earliest efforts on the Korean front. There is the usual love triangle, between John Hodiak, Stephen McNally, and Linda Christian, compensated by the main storyline focusing on the filmmakers responsible for taking the battlefield footage, risking their lives right alongside the soldiers. Linda Christian, one of Mexico's loveliest exports, was just rekindling the career that began with "Tarzan and the Mermaids," while Stephen McNally went on to play the villainous one eyed Count opposite Richard Greene and Boris Karloff in "The Black Castle." Many of these early Allied Artists titles have been difficult to find, as Monogram was trying to upgrade their stature, despite the continuation of the Bowery Boys series. Curiously, this war picture was among five that aired on Pittsburgh's Chiller Theater during the 1969-70 season, alternating between straight films, often Italian, and more typical genre fare. Ironically, "Battle Zone" turned out to be the very last non horror item broadcast that year, on April 18 1970, paired with Larry Buchanan's "Zontar the Thing from Venus." Linda Christian's best known horror title, "The Devil's Hand," from Crown International, was a far more frequent guest on Chiller Theater.

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26 October 1952

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English


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USA

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