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.
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
When Capatin Hansen's company enters a town soon after coming ashore, they are fired on by a machine gun crew hidden in a building. The Marines immediately take cover, but Hansen gives no orders to his men for almost five minutes. In an actual situation, the officer in charge would immediately have begun issuing orders for his troops to eliminate the enemy position. See more
Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett
Retreat hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.