Five Gates to Hell (1959)

Approved   |    |  Adventure, Drama, War

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A small group of Red Cross doctors and nurses are held captive by Chinese guerrillas in Vietnam.


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9 March 2021 | ksf-2
| some similarities to inn of the 6th happiness
With that title, it sounds like a vincent price camp horror film, but it's actually an adventure film, with some history thrown in. At a red cross medical unit in vietnam, 1950, a doctor ( Ken Scott) and several nurses (led by Nancy Kulp, from Beverly Hillbillies !) are taken hostage by the locals. Neville Brand is Chen, who has them operate on the local war lord. the soldiers are barbaric, and the nurses start getting attacked. and because some of the nurses are nuns, there's discussion over how much of a fight they should put up when it happens. the group must escape. somehow. the second half is their escape. written and directed by Jim Clavell, who actually WAS a prisoner of war during WW II. wrote a lot of material on experiences in asia. he passed away in 1994, but they are still remaking his story Shogun! Five Gates is very well done! he squashes a lot of story into 98 minutes.

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Adventure | Drama | War


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23 September 1959



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