Kirk Douglas must choose between orders and conscience in this intense psychological drama costarring Nick Adams and Robert Walker, jr. in his screen debut. As the Korean War winds down, Sgt. Briscoe (Douglas) and his men (Adams and Walker, jr.) capture an enemy pilot (Enrique Magalona) whos just bombed a hospital and school. Ordered to execute the soldier, the three Americans come into conflict over the difference between killing a man in combat and shooting an unarmed prisoner of war. Based on the French novel LHamecon and directed by two-time Academy Award winner" George Seaton, The Hook also features a musical score composed and played by the legendary harmonica virtuoso Larry Adler.