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.
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When the movie premiered in San Antonio, Texas, in 1952, local radio stations decided the film's title was tasteless and offensive. So instead, advertisements informed listeners that a new war film, "Retreat, Heck!" would be opening soon. See more
When first reporting to his new battalion commander in his office at Camp Pendleton, California, Captain Hansen does not salute him. Marines always salute their superior officers in such instances, except when in combat areas. See more
Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett
Retreat hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.