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 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
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.