Cinema: The New Pictures, Mar. 11, 1957

Battle Hymn (Universal-International) pictures the Korean war as a sort of Sunday-school outing at which some of the boys got a little out of hand. The hero (Rock Hudson) is Colonel Dean Hess, an Ohio parson (Disciples of Christ) who in real life flew 62 missions as a fighter pilot in World War II, then rejoined the Air Force when the Korean war broke out, and was ticketed to train the new-fledged ROK air force. The colonel found that his soldier's duty still left him enough time to satisfy his Christian conscience—by founding a...

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