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The Angry Hills (1959)

Approved | | Drama, War, Thriller | 29 July 1959 (USA)
In 1941, Greek resistance entrusts an American journalist with a Greek double-agent secret list that must reach London and must not fall into Nazi hands.

Director:

Robert Aldrich

Writers:

A.I. Bezzerides (screenplay), Leon Uris (based on the book by)
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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Robert Mitchum ... Mike Morrison
Stanley Baker ... Conrad Heisler
Elisabeth Müller ... Lisa Kyriakides (as Elisabeth Mueller)
Gia Scala ... Eleftheria
Theodore Bikel ... Dimitrios Tassos
Sebastian Cabot ... Chesney
Peter Illing ... Leonides
Leslie Phillips ... Ray Taylor
Donald Wolfit ... Dr. Stergion
Marius Goring ... Col. Elrick Oberg
Jocelyn Lane ... Maria Tassos (as Jackie Lane)
Kieron Moore ... Andreas
George Pastell ... Papa Panos
Patrick Jordan ... Bluey
Marita Constantinou Marita Constantinou ... Cleopatra
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In 1941 an American journalist in Greece is given a secret list of collaborators. He is helped by the Greek resistance as he is pursued across the country by the Nazis. Written by Anonymous

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Trivia

Director Robert Aldrich was very dismissive of his own film in later years, once referring to it as "a terrible film, a joke"; he said there had not been enough time to develop the screenplay properly, although he also pointed out that, at least, his screenwriter, A.I. Bezzerides, was a man of Greek ancestry who knew the country and its history and traditions, whereas Leon Uris, the author of the original novel, had never even been there. See more »

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How Did They Get Together?
18 April 2019 | by White CloudSee all my reviews

The poster on the cover is misleading. Mitchum (as Mike Morrison) never held an assault rifle (a handgun a couple of times) and there never was a bombing scene in the film. The hide and pursuit action was pretty well produced. However, this film lost a lot of money for MGM. imho, what moviegoers want for an ending is for two highly-paid heads to come together for that studio rent-paying, theater-filling, popcorn-selling KISS. This does not happen in this film. In fact, the ending, while positive, is kind of weird.


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Language:

English

Release Date:

29 July 1959 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

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Filming Locations:

Athens, Greece See more »

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Budget:

$1,190,000 (estimated)
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Raymond Productions See more »
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Mono (Western Electric Recording)

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1.85 : 1
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