The Hook (1963 film)

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The Hook
Theatrical release poster with artwork by Reynold Brown
Directed by George Seaton
Written by Henry Denker
Vahé Katcha (novel)
Starring Kirk Douglas
Nick Adams
Robert Walker Jr.
Nehemiah Persoff
Music by Larry Adler
Cinematography Joseph Ruttenberg
Edited by Robert James Kern
Distributed by Metro-Goldwyn-Mayer
Release dates
July 24, 1963
Running time
98 minutes
Country United States
Language English

The Hook is a 1963 Korean War war film directed by George Seaton based on the 1957 novel L'Hamecon by Vahé Katcha.[1] The film's title comes from the translation of the title of the original novel rather than the Battle of the Hook. The film was shot off Santa Catalina Island, California.


During the Korean War, a group of American soldiers aboard a ship capture the enemy pilot of a plane they have shot down. They are ordered by headquarters to execute the prisoner.



  1. ^ Vahe Katcha (1928 - 2003) from the Armenian Cultural Association of Marne-la-Vallée (France) [translated].

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