Battle Hell (1957)


Battle Hell Poster
Original Title: Yangtse Incident: The Story of H.M.S. Amethyst
Type: Movie
Genre: Drama, History, War
Runtime: 113 Minutes    (1 Hours : 53 Minutes)
Release Date: 14 Jun 1957 (Denmark)
Is Adult: No
Language: 
English
Rated: n/A
Director: 
Michael Anderson
Writer: 
Lawrence Earl, Franklin Gollings, Eric Ambler
Stars: 
Richard Todd, William Hartnell, Akim Tamiroff  »




Description

In 1949, during the Chinese Civil War, British warship H.M.S. Amethyst sails up the Yangtse river but on the return trip finds its way blocked by a barrage fire from the Communist Chinese shore batteries.




Plot

While sailing lawfully up the Yangste river in 1949, the British warship Amethyst found its return to the open sea blocked by Communist Chinese shore batteries that unexpectedly opened fire. In charge, Lieutenant Commander Kerans was not however prepared for his crew and his ship to remain as a hostage for the Chinese to use as an international pawn. Written by Jeremy Perkins {J-26}




Tagline

The true story of one of the most daring actions in modern Royal Navy history.





Details (General)

  • AKA (Also Known As)

    Yangtse Incident (United Kingdom)
    Battle Hell (United States)
    Commando sur le Yang Tsé (France)
    Incydent na rzece Jangcy (Poland)
    揚子江死の脱走 (Japan, Japanese title)

  • Company

    Wilcox-Neagle

  • Country

    United Kingdom

  • Certification

    Finland:K-12
    Sweden:15
    United Kingdom:U
    United Kingdom:PG (tv rating)
    United Kingdom:PG (video rating)
    United States:Approved (MPAA rating)

  • Location

    River Orwell
    Ipswich
    Suffolk
    England
    UK





  • Details (Technical)

  • Aspect Ratio

    1.66 : 1

  • Color

    Black and White

  • Sound Mix

    Mono (RCA Sound Recording)