Cease Fire. 1954. USA. Directed by Owen Crump. Courtesy of Bob Furmanek

Cease Fire. 1954. USA. Directed by Owen Crump. Screenplay by Walter Doniger. With Capt. Roy Thompson Jr., Cpl. Henry Gozskowski, Sgt. Richard Karl Elliott. DCP. 75 min.

A rare, if not unique, attempt to use 3-D in a realist context, Cease Fire was filmed on location in Korea in the waning days of the Korean War, with soldiers drawn from actual combat re-enacting their experiences for director Owen Crump (a veteran of the US Army Signal Corps). Hauling the bulky Paravision 3-D rig across actual battlefields, Crump encouraged his nonprofessional cast to improvise following the outlines of a script by Walter Doniger, about a 13-man patrol sent to reconnoiter a mountaintop held by Chinese snipers. “A robust, hair-raising realization of the ruggedness of the foot soldiers’ war in the ugly hills of Korea” (Bosley Crowther, The New York Times).

    1. Wednesday, April 11, 2018,
      4:30 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    2. Monday, April 9, 2018,
      7:00 p.m.

      The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T2, Theater 2
    This film accompanies Son of 3-D Funhouse.