Hill 24 Doesn't Answer (1955)

Genres - Drama  |   Sub-Genres - Combat Films  |   Release Date - Nov 2, 1955 (USA - Unknown)  |   Run Time - 102 min.  |   Countries - Israel  |   MPAA Rating - NR
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Synopsis by Hal Erickson

The first Israeli film to enjoy success outside its borders, Hill 24 Doesn't Answer is set during the war of 1948. As the Arabs endeavor to gain control of the Holy Land, we concentrate on four people who've cast their lot with the Jews: Irishman Edward Mulhare, American Michael Wager, Palestinian Arieh Lavi and Yemenite girl Margalet Ovid. As the foursome holds tenuously onto the militarily crucial Hill 24, the film flashes back to show why and how these disparate souls have come together for this undertaking. Haya Harareet, who later co-starred with Charlton Heston in Ben-Hur, plays the underground worker who galvanizes Mulhare into joining the Israelis. While each actor speaks his or her native language, Hill 24 Doesn't Answer is generally shown on TV in an English-dubbed version.



border [geographic], conflict, hills, sacrifice, war