Richard Widmark in "Halls of Montezuma" (1951)

 RICHARD WIDMARK, who excels all corners in the portrayal of despicable heels, shows us his softer side in "Halls Of Montezuma." Not that there is anything soft about a hell-for-leather Marine Lieutenant, which Widmark plays in the production; it's simply that he will epitomize the field officer who is not alone concerned with disciplining his men, but who feels a responsibility for their welfare, compassion for their problems. As a man trying to hold his harrassed platoon together long enough to take a Pacific island from the laps, he'll enlist sympathy instead of the usual boos. 

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