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Bamboo Prison (Lewis Seiler, 1954)

A truly preposterous representation of life in a North Korean prison camp, but a fine defense of capitalism and the American way … In a free society you can cock and crease your cap, but brain washed commies must wear theirs as if it was the first day of term at prep school … Super line up of character actors, including the┬áredoubtable┬áLeo Gordon (top pic on the left) and (without screen credit), Joe Turkel who provides an impression of Boris Karloff playing ten pin bowling … Earle Hyman plays the prison’s only black GI and gives a memorable defense of race relations in the States that chimes with James Edwards’ similar vindication of his lot back home in Fuller’s Steel Helmet (1951).

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