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
Warner's thundering drama
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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
The Carbines used by the Marines all appear to be the World War II M1 model. By the time of the Korean War, the improved M2 Carbine featuring a bayonet attachment, fully adjustable rear sight, and longer 30-round magazine was standard issue. See more
Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett
Retreat hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.