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 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
In several dubbed-in film clips of actual aerial combat, Douglas SBD Dauntless dive bombers are seen attacking the enemy. The Dauntless was obsolete by the time of the Korean War, and none were used in combat during that conflict. These film clips would have been taken during World War II. See more
Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett
Retreat hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.