PG certificateThe Hill is a Film programme that first aired in 1965 and has been classified a PG certificate.

The Hill is a 4 star programme



The Hill (1965)

Directed by
Sidney Lumet

In a British disciplinary camp located in the Libyan desert during WWII prisoners are persecuted by Staff Sergeant Williams (Ian Hendry), who made them runup and down a sandy hill under the hot sun with full equipment again and again. This hill was artificially built and located in the middle of the camp for all to see.

Sergeant Charlie Harris (Ian Bannen) is a more human and comprehensive guard, but the chief, S.M. Wilson (Harry Andrews), refuses to disown his subordinate Williams.

One day, five new prisoners arrive. Each of them will deal in a different way with the authority and Williams' ferocity and when one of the prisoners drops dead of exhaustion, the other men mutiny.

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Genre: Film

Running Time: 100 minutes (approx)

Production Year: 1965

4/5 Stars

Classification: PG Certificate

Filmed in Black and White


Image for Sean ConnerySean Connery...Trooper Joe Roberts
Image for Harry AndrewsHarry Andrews...Regimental Sgt. Maj. Bert Wilson
Ian Bannen...SSgt. Charlie Harris
Alfred Lynch...George Stevens
Ossie Davis...Jacko King
Image for Roy KinnearRoy Kinnear...Monty Bartlett
Jack Watson...Jock McGrath
Image for Ian HendryIan Hendry...SSgt. Williams
Image for Michael RedgraveMichael Redgrave...Medical officer
Norman Bird...Commandant
Neil McCarthy...SSgt. Burton
Howard Goorney...Walters
Tony Caunter...Martin