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L. C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL TRIBUTE 40: 1954 YELLOWJACKETS YEARBOOK: ADS/END & "TAKE THE HIGH GROUND"

MY SELECTION NO. 40 FOR "BEST MOVIES OF THE FORTIES AND FIFTIES" IS
"TAKE THE HIGH GROUND"
STARRING "RICHARD WIDMARK" AND" KARL MALDEN"!!

Take the High Ground! is a film about the Korean War, starring Richard Widmark and Karl Malden as drill instructors who must transform a batch of everyday civilians into soldiers. The film was directed by Richard Brooks. Plot- In May 1953, a new group of Army recruits at Fort Bliss in El Paso, Texas encounter their drill sergeants, Sgt. Laverne Holt (Karl Malden) and the tough-as-nails Sgt. Thorne Ryan (Richard Widmark). After Ryan's caustic appraisal of the recruits, Holt vows to make soldiers out of them during their sixteen weeks of basic training. Ryan, a combat veteran who resents his stateside duty, repeatedly applies for a transfer back to the Korean front.
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PLEASE ENJOY THE LAST PAGES OF THE 1954 L. C. ANDERSON HIGH SCHOOL YELLOWJACKET YEARBOOK...








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