The Hell With Heroes


1h 42m 1968

Brief Synopsis

Two flyers during World War II get caught up in shenanigans with an international smuggler and his girlfriend.

Film Details

Also Known As
A Time for Heroes, Run Hero Run
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Pittsburgh opening: 28 Aug 1968
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

Synopsis

In 1946, former Air Force pilots Brynie MacKay and Mike Brewer are operating an impoverished cargo operation out of Algeria. Embittered because the war prevented him from becoming a teacher and eager for the big money, Brynie accepts an offer from international smuggler Lee Harris to ferry Egyptian cotton to France. When Brynie learns he is flying contraband cigarettes, he extracts a larger fee from Harris, who retaliates by hiding narcotics in Brynie's plane and then reporting him to Colonel Wilson of U. S. Counterintelligence. After Brynie's payment has been confiscated and his plane impounded, he is taken to Harris' estate by the latter's mistress, Elena, the daughter of an aristocrat who has fallen on hard times. When Harris agrees to put Brynie back in business by giving him 12 more illegal cargo runs, Mike warns that they will probably both be killed after the completion of the assignment. Brynie, wanting the cash to buy his own plane, ignores the advice until Mike later tells him that he has set a trap for Harris by divulging the flight plans to Colonel Wilson. Unwilling to give up Harris' money, Brynie tries to land the plane safely away from Wilson's waiting men. Harris suspects a hijacking scheme, however, and in the ensuing struggle kills Mike before being knocked unconscious by Brynie. After landing the plane at an abandoned military air strip, Brynie informs Wilson over the phone of the whereabouts of the contraband and then escapes to North Africa with Elena. When Harris tracks them down, Brynie retaliates for Mike's murder by smashing Harris' head against a steel plate. Wilson arrives on the scene, takes Harris into custody, and announces that because of the deal he made with Mike he will not arrest Brynie. Brynie decides to return to America with Elena and become a teacher.

Film Details

Also Known As
A Time for Heroes, Run Hero Run
Release Date
Jan 1968
Premiere Information
Pittsburgh opening: 28 Aug 1968
Production Company
Universal Pictures
Country
United States

Technical Specs

Duration
1h 42m
Sound
Mono (Westrex Recording System)
Color
Color (Technicolor)
Theatrical Aspect Ratio
2.35 : 1

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Notes

Location scenes filmed in Southern California. Working titles: A Time for Heroes and Run Hero Run.

Miscellaneous Notes

Released in United States Summer August 1968

Techniscope

Released in United States Summer August 1968