The Steel Helmet
“it dares inform the truth behind today’s headlines!” yelled the poster banner for sam fuller’s first battle film, and while the proclamation sounds sensationalist, the director was decided to talk truth to power at any fee.
Making the primary movie approximately the korean war whilst the war nevertheless raged, fuller used his yarn, approximately a rag-tag organization of dogfaces in a showdown at a buddhist temple to take a crucial look at the us’s home affairs: a black soldier ruminates on why he is going to struggle for a country where he's appeared as a second class citizen even as a korean pow feedback on the usa’s internment of jap citizens in wwii. As sergeant zack, future fuller stalwart gene evans (solid by the director above studio favored john wayne) is the first in an extended line of grizzled military anti-heroes carved instantly out of fuller’s personal wartime enjoy. Whilst zack shoots a prisoner in bloodless blood, this earned fuller the ire of the military brass. They couldn’t take delivery of this as an fact, to which the iconoclastic veteran and filmmaker replied: “it happens! I fought a warfare. Things like that appear! And also you are aware of it!”