Battle Hymn Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

Battle Hymn

Battle Hymn was inspired by the true story of American minister Dean Hess, played here with rare sensitivity by Rock Hudson. A bomber pilot during World War II, Hess inadvertently releases a bomb which destroys a German orphanage. Tortured by guilt, Hess relocates in Korea after the war to offer his services as a missionary. Combining the best elements of Christianity and Eastern spiritualism, Hess establishes a large home for orphans. The preacher’s efforts are threatened when the Korean “police action” breaks out in 1950. Battle Hymn was one of several collaborations between Rock Hudson and director Douglas Sirk–though Sirk felt that Robert Stack would have been better suited to the role of Rev. Hess.

Release date: Feb 14, 1957
Production Company: Universal
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Genre: Action & Adventure,Classics,Drama

Battle Hymn Caste and Crew
Director: Douglas Sirk
writer: Captain Vincent B. Evans,Charles Grayson
Rock Hudson,Martha Hyer,Anna Kashfi,Don DeFore,Dan Duryea,Jock Mahoney,Alan Hale Jr.,James Edwards,Carl Benton Reid,Richard Loo,Philip Ahn,Bartlett Robinson,Simon Scott,Teru Shimada,Carleton Young,Art Millan,William Hudson,Paul Sorenson