The Steel Helmet
Location: Redstone Theater
Introduced by Marsha Gordon
Dir. Samuel Fuller. 1951, 85 mins. 35mm. With Gene Evans, Robert Hutton, Steve Brodie. A squad of American stragglers battles Communist troops in an abandoned Buddhist temple during the Korean War. Featuring an “unheroic and uncharismatic protagonist aligned with a marginally cohesive and make-shift group,” The Steel Helmet is a terse, unsentimental look at war that contains rare, provocative debate about racial discrimination and the internment of Japanese-Americans during World War II.
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