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Retreat, Hell! (1952)

 -  War | Drama  -  6 October 1952 (Sweden)
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Cast overview:
Frank Lovejoy ...
Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett
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Capt. Paul Hansen
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Ruth Hansen
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Jimmy W. McDermid (as Rusty Tamblyn)
Nedrick Young ...
Sgt. Novak (as Ned Young)
Lamont Johnson ...
Capt. 'Tink' O'Grady
Robert Ellis ...
Shorty Devine
Paul Smith ...
Andy Smith
Peter Ortiz ...
Maj. Knox
Dorothy Patrick ...
Eve O'Grady
Morton C. Thompson ...
Capt. K,yser
Joseph Keane ...
Lt. Ortiz
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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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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A bunch of husky guys in battle-green who showed the world you can't stop a Marine.

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6 October 1952 (Sweden)  »

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We Came Out Fighting  »

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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 »

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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 »

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Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett: Retreat hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.
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An insomniac's delight
2 September 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The local Fox channel in Los Angeles must have harbored a cell of fans of Retreat, Hell!, because it seemed as if they showed this film at least once a month in the hours between 2 and 5 a.m. I was hooked after one viewing, although I know I came in somewhere in the middle; it was some time before my erratic sleep patterns fell into synch with the program schedule. I can't recommend it too highly--it is a tribute to all cliches of all war movies to that date, without the distraction created by interesting characters, plot or technical skill. Watch it again and again and you'll understand.


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