The Steel Helmet. 1951. USA. Directed by Samuel Fuller. 85 min.
With Gene Evans, Steve Brodie, Richard Loo. Fuller poured his experience as an infantryman during World War II into the first of his films to deal with the madness of combat and the politics of race. In Korea, a company of stragglers, survivors, and misfits attempts to establish an observation post in a Buddhist temple. Tensions within the mixed group come to pose as much of a threat as the mostly unseen enemy. Restored by MoMA. 35mm.