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To Hell and Back (1955) was a Action - Biographical Film directed by Jesse Hibbs and produced by Aaron Rosenberg.

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To Hell and Back (1955)

By Beatrice on Mar 2, 2016 From Flickers in Time

To Hell and Back (1955) Directed by Jesse Hibbs Written by Gil Doud from Audie Murphy’s autobiolgraphy 1955/USA Universal International Pictures First viewing/Netflix rental Here is a rare biopic in which the subject is played by himself. This is the story of Audie Murphy, the most decora... Read full article


The Friday Night Late Movie: Mario Bava Takes Hercules to Hell and Back

By Rick29 on Jan 3, 2014 From Classic Film & TV Cafe

Most film buffs remember Mario Bava for his Italian horror films of the 1960s and 1970s--especially Black Sunday, his chilling black and white masterpiece about a vengeful witch. However, he spent much of his career photographing films for other directors. After completing a couple of movies without... Read full article


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Lt. Manning: At 0500 we'll open up with small arms fire. The 7th will move across at the same time. I'm sure the Jerries will throw some entertainment our way.
Audie Murphy: I think you can count on it, Lieutenant.


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Audie Murphy is known as the most decorated US soldier of World War II. Among his twenty-seven American decorations were the Medal of Honor, the US's highest award for military conduct "above and beyond the call of duty," plus five decorations awarded by France and Belgium.
Audie Murphy originally declined the opportunity to portray himself in the movie, not wanting people to think that he was attempting to cash in on his role as a war hero. Murphy initially suggested his friend Tony Curtis to play him. They had worked together on three Westerns, Sierra, Kansas Raiders and The Cimarron Kid.
According to this film, Audie Murphy fought in seven major campaigns during World War II and received the Bronze Star Medal and the same again with a Bronze Service arrowhead, three Purple Heart medals, the Legion of Merit, two Silver Star Medals, a Distinguished Service Cross; from France, two Croix de Guerre medals with Palms and the Legion of Honour Chevalier. On the 9th of August 1945, just after his nineteenth birthday, Murphy was awarded the US Congressional Medal of Honor, the highest honour that a soldier can be awarded.
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