To Hell and Back Cast, Box Office Collection, Budget, Storyline

To Hell and Back

The highly variable Audie Murphy delivers his best screen performance as “himself” in Universal’s To Hell and Back. Based on the star’s autobiography, this is the story of how Murphy became America’s most-decorated soldier during WW II. After dwelling a bit on Murphy’s hard-scrabble Texas upbringing, the story moves ahead to 1942, when, as a teenager, Audie joined the army. Within a year, he was a member of the 7th Army, serving in North Africa, Italy, France and ultimately Germany and Austria. One by one, the members of Murphy’s Company B are killed in the war, until only three men from the original company are left (the others appear at the finale as ghostly images, a standard visual cliché of 1950s war films). The bulk of the film is given over to Murphy’s conspicuous acts of combat bravery, and his killing of 240 enemy soldiers. Highlighted by excellent battle sequences, To Hell and Back is a serviceable tribute to a most complex individual.

Release date: Jan 1, 1955
Production Company: Universal Pictures
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Genre: Action & Adventure,Classics,Drama

To Hell and Back Caste and Crew
Director: Jesse Hibbs
writer: Gil Doud,Audie Murphy
Audie Murphy,Marshall Thompson,Charles Drake,Gregg Palmer,Jack Kelly,Susan Kohner,Paul Picerni,Richard Castle,Art Aragon,Felix Noriego,David Janssen,Brett Halsey,Paul Langton,Bruce Cowling,Julian Upton,Denver Pyle,Tommy Hart,Anthony Garcen,Gordon Gebert,Mary Field,Howard Wright,Edna Holland,Anabel Shaw,Maria Costi,Didi Ramati,Barbara James,Joey Costarella,Rand Brooks,Nan Boardman,Henry Kulky,John Pickard,Ashley Cowan,Don Kennedy,Ralph Sanford,Howard Price,Alexander Campbell,Rankin Mansfield,Madge Meredith,Mort Mills,John Bryant