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Retreat, Hell! (1952)

Approved | | Drama, War | 6 October 1952 (Sweden)
The saga of a battalion of U.S. Marines during the Korean War, starting with their training, landing at Inchon in 1950, advance into North Korea and their subsequent retreat back to the 38th parallel.

Director:

Joseph H. Lewis

Writers:

Milton Sperling (screenplay), Ted Sherdeman (screenplay) | 1 more credit »
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Cast

Credited cast:
Frank Lovejoy ... Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett
Richard Carlson ... Capt. Paul Hansen
Anita Louise ... Ruth Hansen
Russ Tamblyn ... Jimmy W. McDermid (as Rusty Tamblyn)
Nedrick Young ... Sgt. Novak (as Ned Young)
Lamont Johnson Lamont Johnson ... Capt. 'Tink' O'Grady
Robert Ellis ... Shorty Devine
Paul Smith ... Andy Smith
Peter Ortiz Peter Ortiz ... Maj. Knox
Dorothy Patrick ... Eve O'Grady
Morton C. Thompson Morton C. Thompson ... Capt. Kyser
Joseph Keane Joseph Keane ... Lt. Ortiz
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Rudy Albachten Rudy Albachten ... Man on Supply Truck
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Storyline

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 frankfob2@yahoo.com

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Taglines:

The Most Startling Dramatic Event of the Korean War! See more »

Genres:

Drama | War

Certificate:

Approved | See all certifications »

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English | Korean

Release Date:

6 October 1952 (Sweden) See more »

Also Known As:

We Came Out Fighting See more »

Filming Locations:

Oceanside, California, USA See more »

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Production Co:

United States Pictures See more »
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

Mono (RCA Sound System)

Aspect Ratio:

1.37 : 1
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Trivia

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 »

Goofs

At battalion headquarters at Camp Pendleton, the executive officer announces the arrival of Captain Hansen to Lt Colonel Corbett, the battalion commander. But the exec addresses Corbett as 'general' instead of 'colonel.' See more »

Quotes

Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett: Retreat hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.
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This movie is one for the collection, that is if you can find it !!!!!!!
27 August 2007 | by valdezbenSee all my reviews

Reteat hell is a great movie for those that enjoy the old black and white war classics. Frank Lovejoy plays a good role as all the actors are in this movie ,and the battle scenes are great. What i can't understand is why this movie is not on DVD it seems that the studios are finally starting come around and starting to release the movies that are worth watching and putting in your collection two other movies that should be on DVD are PT109 with Cliff Robertson from 1963 and Merrill's Muraders with Jeff Chandler from 1962. Sam Fuller's Steel Helmet is in a box set with some other films by Fuller but what gets me is that you figure that you could buy Steel Helmet bye its self but you can only get the movie by buying the whole set.


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