During the Korean War, a U.S. Marine battalion must fight its way out of a frozen mountain pass despite diminishing supplies, freezing temperatures and constant attacks by overwhelming numbers of Chinese soldiers. Written by
A bunch of husky guys in battle-green who showed the world you can't stop a Marine.
Did You Know?
When asked if they were retreating, Frank Lovejoy
's character, Lt. Col Steve Corbett, says, "Retreat, hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction." This was actually said by Maj. Gen. O.P. Smith
, who was Commanding General of the 1st Marine Division at the Battle of Chosin Reservoir. See more
When Capatin Hansen's company enters a town soon after coming ashore, they are fired on by a machine gun crew hidden in a building. The Marines immediately take cover, but Hansen gives no orders to his men for almost five minutes. In an actual situation, the officer in charge would immediately have begun issuing orders for his troops to eliminate the enemy position. See more
Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett
Retreat hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.