The Rack (1956)

The Rack


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The Korean conflict of the early '50s saw widespread use of psychological torture by the North Korean communists on enemy prisoners of war. That young American GIs cracked under this brainwashing at higher rates than the troops of our allies led to much soul searching within the military and the nation during that era. In Hollywood, this was most famously reflected in The Manchurian Candidate (1962), and lesser-known films like Time Limit (1955) and The Rack. The failure of all three films at … More

Rating: PG
Genre: Drama
Directed By:
Written By: Stewart Stern
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as Captain Edward W. Ha...

as Major Sam Moulton

as Colonel Edward W. Ha...

as Lieutenant Colonel F...

as Aggie Hall

as Captain John R. Mill...

as Col. Ira Hansen

as Law Officer

as Court President

as Sgt. Otto Pahnke

as Millard Chilson Cass...

as Col. Dudley Smith

as Maj. Byron Phillips

as Cooking Program Woma...

as Announcer

as Announcer

as Student

as Army Nurse

as Lieutenant

as Italian Soldier

as Courtroom Spectator

as Law Officer
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Paul Newman gives a strong performance as an army captain charged with collaboration during the Korea War.

Full Review… | June 4, 2011

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good first movie even though it was released second, Newman did this movie first shows alot of promise

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