• The Hill (1965)

The Hill

Release Date: 1965

Not Yet Rated |2 hr 3 min

Plot Summary

Five British soldiers are sent to a detention camp in the Libyan Desert, including Sergeant Major Roberts (Sean Connery), whose conviction for the assault of an officer is shrouded in mystery. As punishment, the vicious Staff Sergeant Williams (Ian Hendry) orders the prisoners to continuously climb a man-made hill in the scorching desert heat. Though his colleague, Staff Sergeant Harris (Ian Bannen), sympathizes with the new detainees, he can only watch as Williams goes to sadistic extremes.

Cast: Sean Connery, Harry Andrews, Ian Bannen, Alfred Lynch, Ossie Davis, Roy Kinnear, Jack Watson, Ian Hendry

Director: Sidney Lumet

Genres: Drama

Production Co: Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer

Keywords: Underdog, 1940s, Intense, Prison, Fall, Rivalry

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Awards

Nominated British Art Direction: Black & White
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)
Nominated British Actor
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)
Nominated British Screenplay
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)
Nominated British Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)
Winner British Cinematography: Black & White
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)
Nominated Film
British Academy of Film & Television Arts (1966)