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The Steel Helmet (1951) was a Action - Drama Film directed by Samuel Fuller and produced by Samuel Fuller and Robert L. Lippert.

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The Steel Helmet (1951)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 23, 2016 From 4 Star Films

“What a fouled-up outfit I got myself into” – Sgt. Zack Samuel Fuller always had an eye for the visually dynamic and a nose for controversy. His war picture The Steel Helmet was at the forefront of films about the Korean War, in fact, it was probably the first. Despite, being shot ... Read full article


The Steel Helmet (1951)

By 4 Star Film Fan on Mar 23, 2016 From 4 Star Films

“What a fouled-up outfit I got myself into” – Sgt. Zack Samuel Fuller always had an eye for the visually dynamic and a nose for controversy. His war picture The Steel Helmet was at the forefront of films about the Korean War, in fact, it was probably the first. Despite, being shot ... Read full article


The Steel Helmet (1951)

By Beatrice on Jun 4, 2013 From Flickers in Time

The Steel Helmet Directed by Samuel Fuller 1951/USA Deputy Corporation First viewing This Korean War noir is an ultra-low-budget gem from early in writer-director Sam Fuller’s career. ?I love Fuller’s off-kilter style. ?This was made in only the sixth month of the conflict. Sargeant Za... Read full article


The Steel Helmet (1951)

By Michael on Dec 15, 2010 From Le Mot du Cinephiliaque

The Steel Helmet (Samuel Fuller, 1951) Set during the Korean War, The Steel Helmet was written, directed, and produced by Sam Fuller. Shot entirely in studio it tells the story of a soldier, Sergeant Zack, who lost his entire batallion. He meets a young Korean boy who will help him find a small gr... Read full article


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Sgt. Tanaka: When I get out of this, I'm gonna join the Air Force. No more beetle-crushing for me!
Sgt. Zack: Aw, be smart. There's nothing like the infantry. If you're in a plane and get hit, what happens? You still gotta fall. There's two strikes against you. If you're on a ship and get hit, you can drown. In a tank, you can fry like an egg. But in the infantry, you get hit and that's it. One or the other, you're dead or alive. But you're on the ground. Get wise, there's nothing like the infantry.
Sgt. Tanaka: Is he kidding?


[while the squad searches Korean civilians]
Pvt. Bronte: They all look alike to me.
Sgt. Zack: Don't you know how to tell the difference, Fat Paul?
Pvt. Bronte: No.
Sgt. Zack: He's South Korean when he's running with you. He's North Korean when he's running AFTER you.


Lt. Driscoll: Well, Sergeant, I told you it was a waste of time.
Sgt. Zack: If I was right all the time I'd be an officer, Lieutenant.


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