Between Heaven and Hell

Between Heaven and Hell

Richard Fleischer (1956)

PG Certificate


Our Score
This is a routine 20th Century-Fox feature from Richard Fleischer, the skilled director of such classics as The Vikings and Compulsion. The plot favours the 1950s psychological approach, as rich southern recruit Robert Wagner suffers in combat under psychotic bully Broderick Crawford, but the structure is messy and confused, and Wagner's brilliantined hairstyle is well out of the Second World War period. Never mind: pert Terry Moore is there to to provide some distraction, the same Moore who achieved notoriety when she published a memoir detailing her secret marriage to Howard Hughes.


When the owner of a southern cotton plantation is drafted into the army during the Second World War, he is unable to curb his arrogance and clashes with his sadistic captain, who makes it his mission to reform the private's wayward attitude. Drama, starring Robert Wagner, Terry Moore, Broderick Crawford and Buddy Ebsen.

Cast & Crew

Pte Sam Francis Gifford Robert Wagner
Jenny Gifford Terry Moore
Capt `Waco' Grimes Broderick Crawford
Pte Willie Crawford Buddy Ebsen
Col Cousins Robert Keith
Lt Joe Johnson Brad Dexter
Pte Terry Mark Damon
Morgan Ken Clark
Director Richard Fleischer
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Other Information

Language: EnglishColourTheatrical distributor: 20th Century Fox Film Co. LtdAvailable on: DVD