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Take the High Ground (1953)





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In this film, Richard Widmark plays a tough drill sergeant, whipping his recruits through basic training in preparation for shipment to Korea. Carleton Carpenter is the standard-issue private who just can't seem to cut it, despite Widmark's relentless special attention.


Richard Widmark
as Sgt. Thorne Ryan
Karl Malden
as Sgt. Laverne Holt
Russ Tamblyn
as Paul Jamison
Elaine Stewart
as Julie Mollison
Carleton Carpenter
as Merton Tolliver
Steve Forrest
as Lobo Naglaski
Jerome Courtland
as Elvin Carey
William Hairston
as Daniel Hazard
Robert Arthur
as Donald Q. Dover IV
Maurice Jara
as Franklin D. No Bear
Bert Freed
as Sgt. Vince Opperman
Regis Toomey
as Chaplain
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Critic Reviews for Take the High Ground

All Critics (1)

The fun is in seeing the changes in the genre over the years and how army life was depicted in a bygone era.

August 20, 2008 | Rating: C+ | Full Review…

Audience Reviews for Take the High Ground

Standard boys to men saga with a bit of tortured romance thrown in made far better than it should be by Richard Widmark.

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