Hell to Eternity (1960)

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When his adoptive Japanese-American family is sent to Manzanar after Pearl Harbor, a young Chicano enlists in the marines to become a hero in the Battle of Saipan.




  • Hell to Eternity (1960)
  • Hell to Eternity (1960)
  • Jeffrey Hunter and Sessue Hayakawa in Hell to Eternity (1960)
  • Hell to Eternity (1960)
  • David Janssen in Hell to Eternity (1960)
  • David Janssen in Hell to Eternity (1960)

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20 January 2004 | mpdeaton
A true story that is drama filled and heartbreaking
I saw the movie many years ago and would love to have this movie on DVD. Jeffrey Hunter looses his best friend, David Janson, to the enemy and after that develops a deep hatred for the Japeneese. At times risking his own life to flush them out of their hiding places and kill them. At one point where he is watching the japeneese women and children hurl themselves off of the cliffs rather then be captured, he sees his own adopted Japenese family back in the states. An excellent movie that I would go the the movies to see again.

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Release Date:

1 August 1960


English, Japanese

Country of Origin


Filming Locations

Palos Verdes, California, USA

Box Office


$800,000 (estimated)

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