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Ten Seconds to Hell

Ten Seconds to Hell

Ten Seconds to Hell

1959 / 93min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: ROBERT ALDRICH

CAST: JACK PALANCE, JEFF CHANDLER, MARTINE CAROL

During one of Aldrich’s not-infrequent periods of disfavor with the Hollywood studios he split to West Germany to produce Ten Seconds to Hell, the story of a bomb disposal unit at work in the ruins of postwar Berlin. Revisiting a dynamic familiar from Vera Cruz, Ten Seconds pits a man of principle (a tormented Jack Palance) against a feckless, mercenary cynic (Jeff Chandler, sipping champagne amid the rubble of civilization).