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Encyclopedia > Pork Chop Hill
Pork Chop Hill DVD cover
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Pork Chop Hill is a war film released in 1959, directed by Lewis Milestone and starring Gregory Peck and Woody Strode. The film introduced many actors who would become stars in the 1960s and 1970s including George Peppard, Harry Guardino, Rip Torn, Robert Blake, Norman Fell, Martin Landau and Gavin MacLeod. The film is based on a book of the same title by military historian S. L. A. Marshall. The book recounts the battle of Pork Chop Hill, a fierce engagement which took place between soldiers of the U.S. Army's 7th Infantry Division, and Chinese Communist Forces, during the last stages of the Korean War, in the spring of 1953. Image File history File links Pork_Chop_Hill_film. ... Image File history File links Pork_Chop_Hill_film. ... Films of the war film genre deal primarily with actual warfare, usually featuring sea, air, or land battles and their combatants, or on daily military or civilian life in the midst of battle or the threat of battle. ... See also: 1958 in film 1959 1960 in film 1950s in film 1960s in film years in film film Events The Three Stooges make their 180th and last short film, Sappy Bullfighters. ... Lewis Milestone (born Lev Milstein) (September 30, 1895 - September 25, 1980) was an accomplished, and award-winning motion picture director. ... Gregory Peck at Cannes, 2000 Gregory Peck (April 5, 1916 – June 12, 2003) was an American film actor. ... Woody Strode, a. ... The 1960s decade refers to the years from 1960 to 1969, inclusive. ... The 1970s decade refers to the years from 1970 to 1979, inclusive. ... George Peppard (October 1, 1928 - May 8, 1994) was an American film and television actor. ... Rip Torn in Men in Black. ... Robert Blake on the cover of the Baretta Season 1 DVD set. ... Norman Fell (born March 24, 1924; died December 14, 1998) (born Norman Feld) was an American. ... Martin Landau in North by Northwest. ... Gavin MacLeod (born February 28, 1930) is an American actor, notable for playing Murray Slaughter on The Mary Tyler Moore Show and Captain Merrill Stubing on The Love Boat. ... Samuel Lyman Atwood Slam Marshall (July 18, 1900 – December 17, 1977) was a chief U.S. Army combat historian during World War II and the Korean War. ...


Plot

  • Tagline: Bold! Blunt! Blistering! The battle picture without equal!

In the waning days of the Korean War, a company of American soldiers is sent to re-take an hill from a much larger force of the Chinese Army. They are successful in their goal of retaking the top of the hill but are depleted in fighting strength. They get ready for a large-scale counter-attack in which they know they'll be overwhelmed and killed. The vicious fighting occurs not because the hill has any military importance, but rather is a result of geopolitical posturing that occurred during the Panmunjeom cease-fire negotiations. The film suggests that the Chinese continue to lose lives over the insignificant hill for the sole reason to show their political resolve at the bargaining table. The question is how will the Americans respond? It has been suggested that strapline be merged into this article or section. ... The Korean War, from June 25, 1950 to cease-fire on July 27, 1953 (the war has not ended officially), was a conflict between North Korea and South Korea. ... // US Army In the United States military, infantry companies are usually made up of three rifle platoons and a heavy weapons platoon; tank companies are usually made up of three tank platoons and a command element. ... Panmunjeom (Panmunjŏm) in Gyeonggi province is a village on the de facto border between North and South Korea, where the 1953 armistice that halted the Korean War was signed. ...


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Pork Chop Hill - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (292 words)
The book recounts the battle of Pork Chop Hill, a fierce engagement which took place between soldiers of the U.S. Army's 7th Infantry Division, and Chinese Communist Forces, during the last stages of the Korean War, in the spring of 1953.
In the waning days of the Korean War, a company of American soldiers is sent to re-take an hill from a much larger force of the Chinese Army.
The vicious fighting occurs not because the hill has any military importance, but rather is a result of geopolitical posturing that occurred during the Panmunjeom cease-fire negotiations.
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