Tunisia 1943. An exhausted and depleted army unit is sent on one final assignment - to defend a deserted farm from the advancing Germans. One of a short run of powerful war films Hammer made in the late 1950s, 'Steel Bayonet' is a gripping example of the genre, balancing dramatic battle scenes with the human angle. Shot by Jack Asher in stark black-and-white and Hammerscope, the film effectively creates a scorching and inhospitable North Africa out of its UK locations.
- Michael Carreras
- Leo Genn, Kieron Moore, Michael Medwin, Robert Brown, Michael Ripper, John Paul, Shay Gorman, Tom Bowman, Bernard Horsfall, John Watson, Arthur Lovegrove, Percy Herbert, Paddy Joyce, Dave Crowley, Barry Lowe
- 85 min