Fighting On Film: The Hill (1965) - Sean Connery - Harry Andrews - Sidney Lumet

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8m Nov 27, 2020

In this episode we examine the Sidney Lumet classic 'The Hill' which sees standout performances from a brilliant cast of character actors and the late, great Sean Connery. The film follows a group of British Army prisoners who are pushed to their breaking point in a military prison under the baking desert sun.

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Table of Contents

Timecode Title
0:00 Introduction
01:20 Plot Low Dow
08:00 The Hill Itself
16:00 The Glass House & Military Punishment
18:00 Connery's Anti-Hero
20:00 Connery vs the RSM
24:05 The Cast
27:00 Death in the Cell
33:20 The Mutiny & the RSM's Speech
37:20 Ossie Davis Steals the Show
40:30 The RSM Looses Control
45:00 Defeat from the Jaws of Victory
46:00 Connery's Performance
49:00 Final Thoughts

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