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Fixed Bayonets! (1951)

Approved | | Action, Drama, War | 6 December 1951 (USA)
The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.

Director:

Samuel Fuller

Writers:

Samuel Fuller (screenplay), John Brophy (suggested by a novel by)
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Cast

Complete credited cast:
Richard Basehart ... Cpl. Denno
Gene Evans ... Sgt. Rock
Michael O'Shea ... Sgt. Lonergan
Richard Hylton ... Medic John Wheeler
Craig Hill ... Lt. Gibbs
Skip Homeier ... Whitey
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The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.

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Action | Drama | War

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Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

6 December 1951 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Baionetas Caladas See more »

Company Credits

Production Co:

Twentieth Century Fox See more »
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Sound Mix:

Mono (Western Electric Recording)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

In 1972, it was the last program to air on WHDH-TV before it went off the air forever and WCVB-TV launches. See more »

Goofs

At the initial briefing in division headquarters, the 2-star general and the colonels are all wearing rank insignia. In actuality, officers did not wear their insignia on the front lines, since doing so would identify the officers as choice targets for the enemy. See more »

Quotes

Cpl. Denno: Some men are afraid of high places. Some are afraid of water. And some are afraid of being responsible for the death of a lot of other guys.
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Connections

Referenced in Z Channel: A Magnificent Obsession (2004) See more »

Soundtracks

Indiana
(uncredited)
Music by James F. Hanley
Lyrics by Ballard MacDonald
Sung by a chorus when the troops are first pulling out
Played occasionally in the score
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Great Movie
14 September 2006 | by leemarvinlivesSee all my reviews

I saw this movie on the AMC movie channel, (cable). Had to be in 1997 or 98, I'm not that sure but I do know it was just before Saving Pvt. Ryan came out and AMC was playing all these war movies on Memorial day.

I never saw this movie before so I started watching and from the first scene of the General jamming a big hunk of chew in his mouth I knew this would be a good movie.

Well need-less to say it just got better. I only wish film makers today, or should I say movie exec's had the stones to make these kind of movies. No message, just a good story about men in combat doing the task that that job requires.

A warriors story about warriors - Great job Sam.

I was able to tape it too, so I have it to view anytime - what a treat.


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