Too Late the Hero

An okay World War II melodrama [from a story by Robert Aldrich and Robert Sherman], featuring Michael Caine and Cliff Robertson as antagonists who come to respect each other in the course of destroying a Jaanese radio transmitter.

With:
Michael Caine Cliff Robertson Henry Fonda Ian Bannen Harry Andrews Denholm Elliott

An okay World War II melodrama [from a story by Robert Aldrich and Robert Sherman], featuring Michael Caine and Cliff Robertson as antagonists who come to respect each other in the course of destroying a Jaanese radio transmitter.

Robertson is introduced as a lazy Navy officer, specializing in Japanese translation. The British group, somewhat battle-weary and jaded in spirit, is headed by Harry Andrews, who outlines the mission to Robertson. The patrol, which must cross a sort of no-man’s land where both Japanese and Allied soldiers occasionally exchange fire, comprises Robertson plus Denholm Elliott, as a weak, stupid, but curiously brave officer when it counted, and 12 enlisted men.

Too Late the Hero

Production: ABC/Palomar. Director Robert Aldrich; Producer Robert Aldrich; Screenplay Robert Aldrich, Lukas Heller; Camera Joseph Biroc; Editor Michael Luciano; Music Gerald Fried

Crew: (Color) Widescreen. Available on VHS. Extract of a review from 1970. Running time: 133 MIN.

With: Michael Caine Cliff Robertson Henry Fonda Ian Bannen Harry Andrews Denholm Elliott

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