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Too Late the Hero

Too Late the Hero
Movie: Too Late the Hero(1970)[tt0066471] A World War II movie set on a Pacific island. Japanese and Allied forces occupy different parts of the island. When a group of British soldiers are sent on a mission behind enemy lines, things don't go exactly to plan. This movie differs in that some of the "heros" are very reluctant, but they come good when they are pursued by the Japanese, who are determined to prevent them returning to base. Written byRob Hartill
Title Too Late the Hero
Release Date 18 October 1970 (UK)
Runtime
Genres Action, Drama, War
Production Companies ABC Pictures, Associates & Aldrich Company, Palomar Pictures International
Michael Caine
Michael Caine...
Pvt. Tosh Hearne...
Cliff Robertson
Cliff Robertson...
Lt. Sam Lawson...
Ian Bannen
Ian Bannen...
Pvt. Jock Thornton...
Harry Andrews
Harry Andrews...
Col. Thompson...
Ronald Fraser
Ronald Fraser...
Pvt. Campbell...
Denholm Elliott
Denholm Elliott...
Capt. Hornsby...
Percy Herbert
Percy Herbert...
Sgt. Johnstone...
Patrick Jordan
Patrick Jordan...
Sergeant Major...
Sam Kydd
Sam Kydd...
Colour-Sergeant...
William Beckley
William Beckley...
Pvt. Currie...
Harvey Jason
Harvey Jason...
Signalman Scott...
Don Knight
Don Knight...
Pvt. Connolly...

Reviews

ma-cortes on 18 February 2009
This taut war film is set during spring 1942 WWII, a superior officer(Henry Fonda) assigns a reluctant American lieutenant (Clift Robertson) a dangerous mission in island of New Hebridas . At the island of Pacific , British military rule over the South region, while Japanese govern the North part . The goal of US Navy turns out to be the occupying the Japanese zone . For getting the objective is necessary destroying a radio station from Japanese . The lieutenant goes to the regiment commanded by a colonel (Harry Andrews) joining forces for participate the suicidal mission . It's formed a commando under orders a captain (Denholm Elliott) and a motley gang of soldiers released after fall of Singapur , as a tough sergeant (Percy Herbert who was actually a prisoner of the Japanese Army in The Second World War) , a mad soldier (Ian Bannen), a despicable private (Ronald Frazer) , among them.This exciting war movie contains thrills , noisy action , rousing adventure , tension , lots of violence and twists and turns . Well made plot is based on a story by Robert Sherman and the same director Robert Aldrich . The powerful Aldrich camera crams in as much shock impact as possible . The picture kept afloat by the skills of their all-star cast formed by largely British actors . Michael Caine as a cynical soldier sustains and compels interest by careful concentration on his acting with cockney accent . Clift Robertson as lieutenant avoiding patriotism , gives a good performance , as always . There're strong portrayals by Ronald Fraser as a rogue private and Ken Takakura as Japanese officer . Thrilling and suspenseful musical score by musician Gerard Fried, Stanley Kubrik's usual . Nice cinematography by Joseph Biroc reflecting appropriately the lush jungle . Tense and brilliant direction by Robert Aldrich , a warlike (Dirty Dozen,Attack) and Western (Ulzana's raid , Apache , Veracruz) expert . It's a must see and a standout in its genre .

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