Battle Hymn ()

directed by Douglas Sirk
featuring Rock Hudson, Anna Kashfi, Dan Duryea, Don DeFore, Martha Hyer

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Battle Hymn was inspired by the true story of American minister Dean Hess, played here with rare sensitivity by Rock Hudson. A bomber pilot during World War II, Hess inadvertently releases a bomb which destroys a German orphanage. Tortured by guilt, Hess relocates in Korea after the war to offer his services as a missionary. Combining the best elements of Christianity and Eastern spiritualism, Hess establishes a large home for orphans. The preacher's efforts are threatened when the Korean "police action" breaks out in 1950. ...


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Jeri Z

Jan 24, 2013

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A tear jerking story of Col. Dean Hess wonderfully depicted by Rock Hudson , Anna Kashfi Dan Duryea, Don DeFore, and Martha Hyer. This man with a big heart for children did
all he could to save orphaned children during the Korean conflict. His experience in WWII had
been vastly different. A must see.

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