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Take the High Ground! (1953)

10/30/1953 (US) ComedyDramaWar 1h 41m
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From its rowdy, ribald horse-play, to its rousing marching song... from its hard-boiled hates and slugging feuds to its tough-but tender love story... this is a drama of our times... exciting, exalting, young, brave and alive!


Sgt. Thorne Ryan, who once fought bravely in Korea, now serves as a hard-nosed drill instructor to new Army recruits at Fort Bliss, Texas. But is he really the man he is often described as? His fellow instructor, and friend helps him to face the ghosts of his past experiences in Korea. One night in a bar across the border in Juarez, Mexico, Sgt. Ryan meets a lady who begins to turn his life around. Will this be enough to help him deal with the past? Or will he continue to be so hard on his troops?

  1. Millard Kaufman

    Screenplay, Story

  2. Richard Brooks


Top Billed Cast

  1. Richard Widmark

    Richard Widmark

    Sgt. Thorne Ryan

  2. Karl Malden

    Karl Malden

    Sgt. Laverne Holt

  3. Elaine Stewart

    Elaine Stewart

    Julie Mollison

  4. Carleton Carpenter

    Carleton Carpenter

    Merton "Tex" Tolliver

  5. Russ Tamblyn

    Russ Tamblyn

    Paul Jamison

  6. Jerome Courtland

    Jerome Courtland

    Elvin C. Carey

  7. Steve Forrest

    Steve Forrest

    Lobo Nagalaski

  8. Robert Arthur

    Robert Arthur

    Donald Quentin Dover IV

  9. Maurice Jara

    Maurice Jara

    Franklin D. No Bear

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Original Language English

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