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Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

 -  Action | Drama | War  -  December 1951 (USA)
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The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.

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Cpl. Denno
Gene Evans ...
Sgt. Rock
Michael O'Shea ...
Sgt. Lonergan
Richard Hylton ...
Medic John Wheeler
Craig Hill ...
Lt. Gibbs
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The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.

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December 1951 (USA)  »

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Baionetas Caladas  »

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Film debut (uncredited) of James Dean. See more »

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Although most of the scenes in the platoon's cave dwelling are well lit, there are no fires, candles, or other light sources visible. See more »

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Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

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Indiana
(uncredited)
Music by James F. Hanley
Lyrics by Ballard MacDonald
Sung by a chorus when the troops are first pulling out
Played occasionally in the score
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NEW for the DVD!!!
7 May 2007 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Here is the OTHER of Sam Fuller's classic Korean War films - the other is "The Steel Helmet", arguably the better of the two - which now thanks to the miracle of DVD will get the wider audience, I pray, which it so richly deserves. The AMAZON site, of course, for this masterpiece has some nice comments, too, and you can get the DVD there at a good price. I recommend this one as the other one to veterans of combat infantry units, who aren't stuck in the "puppets and stew-meat" mentality of the puerile Steven Spielberg, who tries to blend "Combat!" TV episodes with Tom Savini makeup effects in "Saving PVT Ryan". RFuller's depth of characterization and his shades of meaning in his magnificent closeups are just a ten thousand yard stare better than 99% of the stuff that passes for 'war' movies. So, pretend you are a ten-year old boy, get Fuller's Korean War movies, and prepare to be shocked.


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