From Hell to Victory (1979)

Genres - Action, Adventure, Drama, War  |   Sub-Genres - Adventure Drama, Psychological Drama, War Drama  |   Run Time - 100 min.  |   Countries - France, Italy, Spain, USA  |   MPAA Rating - PG
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The internationally produced From Hell to Victory is evocative of the works of Erich Maria Remarque. Several close friends of varying nationalities are separated by WW II. German Jurgen Dietrich (Horst Buchholz) is isolated from his old chums by his loyalty to the Fatherland. Still, he and his former comrades hold out hope for a happy reunion at war's end. George Peppard, George Hamilton and Capucine also appear. Despite some well-done battle sequences and a star-studded cast, From Hell to Victory never received an American theatrical release. In some prints, director Umberto Lenzi is billed as "Hank Milestone" (possibly an homage to All Quiet on the Western Front director Lewis Milestone).

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war, childhood, friendship