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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Did You Know?
Just before 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
Throughout the movie, many Marines acknowledge orders from their superior officers by saying "Yes, sir" when they should have said "Aye, aye, sir." See more
Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett
Retreat hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.