Hell to Eternity (1960) DVD9
The true story of Guy Gabaldon, a scrappy Mexican-American kid raised in East Los Angeles by a Japanese-American family and one of the most unconventional (and unsung) heroes of World War II, is told in the 1960 war drama Hell to Eternity directed by Phil Karlson. When his mother dies, punk kid Guy Gabaldon is adopted by a Japanese family, learning the language and becoming aware of discrimination. Years go by, and life seems pretty swell for the grown-up Guy, until the attack on Pearl Harbor, and resulting attitudes toward those of Japanese descent, break up the family and leave Guy as a conflicted drifter.
But once Guy is reunited with his "Mama-San", and is given a form of permission to go to war against the Japanese armies, he enlists and starts a new life as a soldier. He used his fluency with the language and the culture of the enemy to coax hundreds of Japanese soldiers and civilians to surrender during the invasion of Saipan. He single-handedly captured more enemy soldiers than any American and was awarded the Navy Cross and the Silver Star.

DVD9 | NTSC 16:9 | 02:11:41 | 5.85 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 1 ch)
Subtitles: English, Francais
Genre: Biography, Drama, War

Director: Phil Karlson
Cast: Jeffrey Hunter, David Janssen, Vic Damone, Richard Eyer, Sessue Hayakawa, Patricia Owens
Country: USA

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