Korean War Filmography

91 English Language Features through 2000


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About the Book

The Korean experience changed the way Americans viewed war. The lack of a clear-cut victory inspired filmmakers to try to make sense of fighting another country’s civil war and risking American lives for an unpopular cause.
This filmography details more than 90 English-language films. Each entry includes complete cast and credit listings, a plot synopsis, evaluation, review snippets, and notice of video availability. This book places each film in its historical context, assesses the essential truthfulness of each film and evaluates its entertainment value, and discusses how—and why—Korean War films differ from other Hollywood war genres.
Four appendices list the films by chronology; production company and studio; level of historical accuracy; and subject and theme. Additional appendices list films with incidental references to the Korean War; documentaries on the Korean War; and South Korean films about the war. Photographs, a bibliography, and an index are included.

About the Author(s)

Robert J. Lentz works in the fields of movie distribution and theater management, and also reviews films for print and radio media. His website is filmbobbery.com. He lives in Randolph, New Jersey.

Bibliographic Details

Robert J. Lentz
Format: softcover (7 x 10)
Pages: 496
Bibliographic Info: 176 photos, appendices, bibliography, index
Copyright Date: 2008 [2003]
pISBN: 978-0-7864-3876-1
eISBN: 978-1-4766-2154-8
Imprint: McFarland

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments     vii
Introduction     1
The Korean Conflict: 1950–1953     5

The Films     19

Appendices     425

Bibliography     461
Index     477

Book Reviews & Awards

“an excellently researched and written volume…one of the best books, ever, on war movies, written by an intelligent movie fan and historian”—Classic Images; “highly recommended”—Choice; “indispensable reference tool…a work of noteworthy accomplishment”—Film & History; “useful…will appeal to serious movie fans”—Booklist.