- Status: Completed
- Score: 7.9/10
- Director: Sidney Lumet
- Country: English
- Year: 1965
- Duration: 123 min
- Genres: Drama,War,
- Production: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer (MGM)
In a North African military prison during World War II, five new prisoners struggle to survive in the face of brutal punishment and sadistic guards.
World War II, in a British disciplinary camp located in the Libyan desert, prisoners are persecuted by Staff Sergeant Williams (Ian Hendry), who made them climb again and again, under the heavy sun, an artificial hill built right in the middle of the camp. Harris (Ian Bannen) is a more human and compassionate guard, but the chief, R.S.M. Wilson (Harry Andrews), refuses to disown his subordinate Williams. One day, five new prisoners arrive. Each of them will deal in a different way with the authority and Williams’ ferocity.
Sean Connery, Ian Bannen, Ossie Davis, Jack Watson, Michael Redgrave, Neil McCarthy, Tony Caunter, Harry Andrews, Alfred Lynch, Roy Kinnear, Ian Hendry, Norman Bird, Howard Goorney,