Sniper's Ridge

Sniper's Ridge is a 1961 Korean War drama film directed by John A. Bushelman and starring Jack Ging and Stanley Clements.[1][2]

Sniper's Ridge
Theatrical release poster
Directed byJohn A. Bushelman
Produced byJohn A. Bushelman
Written byTom Maruzzi
StarringJack Ging
Stanley Clements
Music byRichard LaSalle
CinematographyKenneth Peach
Edited byCarl Pierson
Distributed by20th Century Fox
Release date
February 1, 1961 (1961-02-01TUnited States)
Running time
61 minutes
CountryUnited States


In the days before the cease-fire, a hard-luck platoon run by Lt. Peer and the cowardly Sgt. Sweatish is under continual attack and suffers heavy casualties. The only good soldier in the platoon is Cpl. Sharack, who should have been rotated off the line long ago but was kept on the front by Capt. Tombolo. The return of Cpl. Pumphrey reveals a deeper motive for the Captain's behavior - Tombolo did not try to rescue his children from a burning house and now tries to re-earn his self-respect with the lives of his men, especially Sharack whose heroism he is jealous of.

When no one in the platoon wants to mark the location of an unexploded shell, Capt. Tombolo decides to do it himself. He steps on a mine, which will explode when he steps off. Only Sharack and Sweatish can rescue him.


  • Jack Ging as Cpl. Sharack
  • Stanley Clements as Cpl. Pumphrey
  • John Goddard as Capt. Tombolo
  • Douglas Henderson as Sgt. Sweatish
  • Gabe Castle as Lt. Peer
  • Allan Marvin as Pvt. Ward
  • Anton von Stralen as Bear
  • Al Freeman Jr. as Medic Gwathney
  • Mason Curry as David
  • Henry Darrow as Pvt. Tonto
  • Mark Douglas as Bo-Bo
  • Thomas A. Sweet as Soldier
  • Scott Randall as Soldier
  • Joe Cawthon as Pvt. Owens
  • George Yoshinaga as Mongolian


Star Jack Ging had just appeared in Tess for producer Robert L. Lippert. Filming started 14 November 1960.[3]

See also


  1. Sniper's Ridge on IMDb.
  2. SNIPER'S RIDGE. (1963, Monthly Film Bulletin, 30, 50. Retrieved from
  3. Hopper, H. (1960, Nov 03). Juliet prowse and coward to costar. Los Angeles Times (1923-Current File) Retrieved from
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