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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.

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Jimmy W. McDermid (as Rusty Tamblyn)
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Sgt. Novak (as Ned Young)
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Shorty Devine
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Andy Smith
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Eve O'Grady
Morton C. Thompson ...
Capt. Kyser
Joseph Keane ...
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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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John Wayne intended to appear in this film prior to filming The Quiet Man (1952), but was unable to work it into his schedule. See more »

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When Captain Hansen talks to Gunnery Sergeant Novak, he calls him either 'Novak' or 'Sergeant'. A real Marine officer would have used the traditional nickname 'Gunny.' See more »

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Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett: Retreat hell! We're not retreating, we're just advancing in a different direction.
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An insomniac's delight
2 September 1999 | by (Los Angeles) – See all my reviews

The local Fox channel in Los Angeles must have harbored a cell of fans of Retreat, Hell!, because it seemed as if they showed this film at least once a month in the hours between 2 and 5 a.m. I was hooked after one viewing, although I know I came in somewhere in the middle; it was some time before my erratic sleep patterns fell into synch with the program schedule. I can't recommend it too highly--it is a tribute to all cliches of all war movies to that date, without the distraction created by interesting characters, plot or technical skill. Watch it again and again and you'll understand.


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