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According to star Gene Evans Fuller wanted to shoot a long line of tired,retreating soldiers, but on that particular day when there were a lot of action pictures being shot, virtually all the extras were otherwise engaged, so 200 chorus boys, who had just finished working on the Fox lot and were available, were pressed into service. In order to get them to march more realistically,according to Evans, Fuller got the craftspeople to outfit them with 50 pound weights to make them look more like tired, retreating soldiers. See more »
When the U.S. soldiers are trapped in the cave, enemy soldiers begin to fire into the entrance. One shoots several times before any sounds of rifle shots are heard. See more »
Some men are afraid of high places. Some are afraid of water. And some are afraid of being responsible for the death of a lot of other guys.
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Another Sam Fuller nitty gritty, down-to-earth where the rubber meets the road movie. There is nothing extra in this movie. Every word every action is meaningful. I wish more directors today would study Sam Fuller. It seems that only Quentin Tarantino ever heard of Sam.
The premise of this film is a little unlikely- Korea early in the war and one infantry platoon is assigned to hold off three Chinese and North Korean Divisions while the rest of the U.S. Division regroups. While it is more likely that a larger US force would have had such an assignment the small number of men comprising a single platoon makes for some real character development. There are some great characters here. Fuller wrote some real life into them. I believe Fuller was a combat vet from WWII so he knows what he writes- the fear, the rage, the fear again. There are lots of nice little bits here- the frozen foot while holding up in a cave. No one is sure whose foot it is that is being revived as all their feet are frozen. I had to throw another log in the woodstove after that scene.
If you are interested in war movies without flag waving and corny dialog this movie is for you.
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