Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955)





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The first Israeli film to enjoy success outside its borders, Hill 24 Doesn't Answer is set during the war of 1948. As the Arabs endeavor to gain control of the Holy Land, we concentrate on four people who've cast their lot with the Jews: Irishman Edward Mulhare, American Michael Wager, Palestinian Arieh Lavi and Yemenite girl Margalet Ovid. As the foursome holds tenuously onto the militarily crucial Hill 24, the film flashes back to show why and how these disparate souls have come together for this undertaking. Haya Harareet, who later co-starred with Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur, plays the underground worker who galvanizes Mulhare into joining the Israelis. While each actor speaks his or her native language, Hill 24 Doesn't Answer is generally shown on TV in an English-dubbed version. ~ Hal Erickson, Rovi
Art House & International , Drama
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Michael Wager
as Allan Goodman
Edward Mulhare
as James Finnegan
Shoshana Damari
as Druze Woman
Haya Harareet
as Miriam Mizrachi
Michael Shillo
as Yehude Berger
Joseph Yadin
as Jerusalem Commander
Azaria Rapaport
as Nazi Officer
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Remains an Israeli classic because it was the first film in Israel that was shown abroad to critical acclaim.

Full Review… | September 25, 2014
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Adequate, if not particularly memorable.

February 27, 2006
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