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Marine Battleground (1963)

Toraoji annun haebyong (original title)
A division of marines survive a battle with the Chinese army but find themselves stranded without contact on the wrong side of the front.


Man-hui Lee


Kook-jin Jang (story), Milton Mann | 1 more credit »
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Cast overview:
Jock Mahoney ... Nick Rawlins
Pat Yi Pat Yi ... Nurse Young Hi Park
Youngson Chon Youngson Chon ... Young Hi as a Child
Dong-hwi Jang Dong-hwi Jang ... Squad Leader
Dae-yeob Lee Dae-yeob Lee ... P.F.C. Ku
Bong-seo Ku Bong-seo Ku ... P.F.C. Bong Ku
David Lowe David Lowe ... 1st Patient
Lloyd Kino ... 2nd Patient
George Zaima George Zaima


During the Korean War, a company of South Korean Marines is portrayed as a closely-knit unit that experiences life's small pleasures and great sorrows like a family. The film follows their life and death path, from their initial beach-landings to their fierce street-fighting to retake towns, to their off-duty lighter moments through to their final major battle. While clearing the first town and industrial zone, the company rescues an orphan girl from the enemy's clutches. This child becomes the company's good-luck mascot but more importantly she represents the hope and the catalyst that keeps the Marines together. In the girl's eyes, each Marine in the adoptive company is an 'uncle' and she blesses each of the Marines with an endearing nickname. The little orphan girl becomes a witness of each Marine's sorrows and happy moments. On their days off-duty, the men visit the only attraction in town, the Lucky Club, usually off-limits to Korean soldiers until the Marines 'persuade' the club... Written by nufs68

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Drama | War


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2 May 2020 | by bkoganbingSee all my reviews

In Marine Battleground Jock Mahoney plays a war correspondent who finds an intriguing story from Nurse Pat Yi. She's a dedicated anti-communist and Mahoney gets the whole story.

Back during the Korean War Ni's whole family iskilled by the invading north. The Koreans in this Marine company make her a mascot and she tells of their times together the good and the bad right up to when Koreans made a last ditch stand. very few come away from this battle.

This was a sincere effort. Sadly between combat scenes it's dull as dishwater. The film could have used better direction.

For war film fans only.

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South Korea | USA


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Release Date:

February 1966 (USA) See more »

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South Korea

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2.35 : 1
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