The Hill (1965)

The Hill (1965)
Category: Drama, War
Director: Sidney Lumet
Cast: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch, Ossie Davis, Roy Kinnear, Jack Watson, Ian Hendry, Michael Redgrave, Norman Bird, Neil McCarthy, Howard Goorney, Tony Caunter
Rated: Unrated

plot summary

WWII, in a British disciplinary camp located in the Libyan desert. Prisoners are persecuted by Staff Sergeant Williams, who made them climb again and again, under the heavy sun, an artificial hill built right in the middle of the camp. Harris is a more human and compassionate guard, but the chief, S.M. Wilson, 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.

cast list

Sean Connery Trooper Joe Roberts
Harry Andrews Regimental Sergeant Major Bert Wilson
Ian Bannen Sergeant Charlie Harris
Alfred Lynch George Stevens
Ossie Davis Jacko King
Roy Kinnear Monty Bartlett
Jack Watson Jock McGrath
Ian Hendry Staff Sergeant Williams
Michael Redgrave Medical Officer
Norman Bird Commandant
Neil McCarthy Sergeant Burton
Howard Goorney Walters
Tony Caunter Martin