Jump into Hell (1955)

Genres - Adventure, War  |   Sub-Genres - War Drama  |   Release Date - Sep 16, 1955 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 93 min.  |   Countries - USA  |  
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Jump into Hell is one of the first films to deal with the ongoing conflict in Vietnam or, as it was still known in 1955, French IndoChina. The 56-day battle of Dien Ben Phu is herein reenacted, with several French volunteers emerging as the heroes. Arriving in IndoChina by parachute, Captain Guy Bertrand (Jacques Sernas, here billed as "Jack") and his comrades make a courageous stand against the Communist forces. Before their inevitable doom, the men conjure up visions of the mademoiselles they left behind. Jump into Hell was scripted by novelist Irving Wallace, whose attitudes towards Western intervention in Vietnam would undergo a radical change within the next 15 years.

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war, battle [war], behind-enemy-lines, enemy, forces [military], group, help, jumping, parachute, paratrooper, rebel, volunteer