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Retreat, Hell! (1952)

 -  War | Drama  -  6 October 1952 (Sweden)
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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 ... See full summary »

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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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We Came Out Fighting  »

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Paul Picerni was originally cast as Capt. O'Grady and shot some scenes, but Warner Bros. decided it wanted him in the Errol Flynn actioner Mara Maru (1952) instead and replaced him on this picture with Lamont Johnson. See more »

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After Captain Hansen interviews Private McDermid at Camp Pendleton, he tells him to put his cap on. Marines do not use the term 'cap'. The correct term is 'cover'. 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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grim Korean War story
14 February 2008 | by (Tijuana, Baja California, Mexico) – See all my reviews

The Korean War doesn't have the glory that goes with WW2, although there are a few films about that war that have helped shape an image of bitter fighting carried out in even more bitter weather conditions. Retreat, Hell! should be right up there with Pork Chop Hill as the definitive Hollywood depiction of that conflict. It has that deft mix of grim authenticity, of action, and of fine characterizations. It has to be one of Russ Tamblyn's best dramatic parts. A lot of well interspersed and well done action scenes of fighting in barren snow swept hilltops and ravines, with the finale being a furious Chinese charge right into the colonel's tent. In black and white, this film has a pervasive grimness to it, that contrasts with the story of a unit of Marines trying to keep up a sunny and positive spin on a desperate situation. It's a flag-waver, but exceedingly well done.


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