Between Heaven and Hell (1956): Richard Fleischer’s WWII Message Film

Richard Fleischer directed this message war film about a soldier (played by Robert Wagner) in WWII, who needs to learn a lesson in racial tolerance.

The cast also includes Broderick Crawford, Buddy Ebsen, and Terry Moore.

Oscar Nominations: 1

Scoring of a Dramatic or Comedy Picture: Hugo Friedhofer

Oscar Context:

Multi-Oscar nominee Friedhofer lost to the prolific composer Victor Young, who scored “Around the World in 80 Days,” the globe-trotting adventure that swept the Best Picture and other Oscars in 1956.