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Sniper's Ridge (1961)

Sniper's Ridge (1961)

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Although limited by a low-budget, this is a respectable wartime drama by director John A. Bushelman, set on the front lines at the end of the Korean War, just before a truce is called. In spite of the pending truce, a gung-ho captain in need of leave time (John Goddard) decides to take his men on a useless patrol, convinced that it is necessary. Before the men can be led into any dangerous situations, the captain accidentally steps on a unique type of landmine (called a "bouncing Betty"). He is suddenly frozen with his foot on the mine because unlike all other mines, these lethal weapons are designed to go off after the pressure on them is released. A corporal long anxious to get out of Korea overcomes his desire for a safe and happy exodus to tackle the problem of disentangling the captain without killing either of them in the process.

Cast

Jack Ging
as Pvt. Scharack
John Goddard
as Capt. Tombolo
Gabe Castle
as Lt. Peer
Stanley Clements
as Cpl. Pumphrey
Douglas Henderson
as Sgt. Sweatish
Joe Cawthon
as Young Soldier
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½

Serious tension in tune with combined offbeat humor all military style. Situation builds to dramatic climax revolving around ironic test of courage.

Jon A Ranta
Jon A Ranta

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