Blood and Steel (1959 film)

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Blood and Steel
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Theatrical release poster
Directed by Bernard L. Kowalski
Screenplay byJoseph C. Gilette
Produced by Gene Corman
Starring John Lupton
James Edwards
Brett Halsey
John Brinkley
Allen Jung
Ziva Rodann
Cinematography Floyd Crosby
Edited byAnthony Carras
Music by Calvin Jackson
Distributed by 20th Century Fox
Release date
  • December 30, 1959 (1959-12-30)
Running time
63 minutes
CountryUnited States

Blood and Steel is a 1959 American drama film directed by Bernard L. Kowalski and written by Joseph C. Gilette. The film stars John Lupton, James Edwards, Brett Halsey, John Brinkley, Allen Jung and Ziva Rodann. The film was released on December 30, 1959, by 20th Century Fox. [1] [2] [3]


It was also known as Condemened Patrol. [4] [5]


A native girl helps US Seabees free her villagers from Japanese troops. In 1943 a recon patrol of four CBs is sent to Gizo Island in the Southwest Pacific, their objective is to find out whether the small island is suitable for building an airfield after an American landing operation. They face a small Japanese force that enjoys the insignificance of their post and sake. The only black soldier GI hurts his leg and hides in the jungle. He is discovered by the young native woman (for some reason in a tight skirt) she helps him to hide and he can blow up the Japanese "headquarter". Finally the patrol loses one man and has to leave the girl behind and embarks on their small raft.


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  2. Sandra Brennan (2015). "Blood-and-Steel - Trailer - Cast - Showtimes". Movies & TV Dept. The New York Times . Archived from the original on 2015-09-25. Retrieved 2015-09-23.
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  4. "Movie Previews". Chicago Daily Tribune. 12 December 1959. p. W_A6. ProQuest   182418777.
  5. "Blood and Steel". Monthly Film Bulletin. London. 27 (312): 50. 1 January 1960. ProQuest   1305822106.


The movie title can be seen in a 1958 Felix the Cat cartoon (The Hairy Berry Bush, ep. 55) at about the 1:35 mark, where Rock Bottom is reading a newspaper, which apparently, was a snippet of the actual newsprint inserted into the animation.