The Rack (1956)

Not Rated   |    |  Drama, War


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A decorated Korean War hero inexplicably collaborates with the enemy while interred in a POW camp and is court-martialed.

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6.8/10
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Director:

Arnold Laven

Writers:

Stewart Stern (screenplay), Rod Serling (teleplay)

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7 January 2003 | rupie
7
| rarely seen film that's well above average
Caught this rarity on TCM. Much heavy duty talent is involved in this production - Rod Serling as writer, and the acting talents of Paul Newman (his second screen appearance), Edmund O'Brien, Walter Pigeon, and Anne Francis, with bits by Lee Marvin and Chloris Leachman, even! The effort must be marked as a success, with an even-handed treatment of the issue of "breaking point" in a war when the Koreans openly sought to crush their POW's thru "brainwashing", a term that came into currency at that particular time. The cut and dried atmosphere of the courtroom proceedings are balanced by portrayals of the personal effects of the tragedy on the principals, especially the searing scenes between Newman/Hall and his father. A thoughtful film dealing with a major issue of the day, that is well worth seeing.

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