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Battle Hymn

Douglas Sirk, USA, 1957o


Battle Hymn was inspired by the true story of American minister Dean Hess, played here with rare sensitivity by Rock Hudson. A bomber pilot during World War II, Hess inadvertently releases a bomb which destroys a German orphanage. Tortured by guilt, Hess relocates in Korea after the war to offer his services as a missionary. Combining the best elements of Christianity and Eastern spiritualism, Hess establishes a large home for orphans. The preacher's efforts are threatened when the Korean "police action" breaks out in 1950.


Movie Datao

Other titles
Der Engel mit den blutigen Flügeln DE
Les Ailes de l'espérance FR
Running time
108 Min.
Original languages
English, Korean, Spanish
ØYour rating6.3/10
IMDB user:
6.3 (1205)
< 10 votes
< 3 votes

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