In Korea, on 6 September 1950, Lieutenant Benson’s platoon finds itself isolated in enemy-held territory after a retreat. Soon they are joined by Sergeant Montana, whose overriding concern is caring for his catatonic colonel. Benson and Montana can’t stand each other, but together they must get the survivors to Hill 465, where they hope the division is waiting. It’s a long, harrowing march, fraught with all the dangers the elusive enemy can summon. Who will survive?
Plot Keywords: march / sergeant / lieutenant / colonel / battle
Taglines: The part of the military machine that bleeds !
Certificate: Canada:PG (video rating) | Finland:K-16 | Germany:16 (DVD rating) | Iceland:16 | Japan:PG-12 (video rating) | Philippines:PG-13 (MTRCB) | Singapore:PG (video rating) | South Africa:PG (video rating) | South Korea:15 | Sweden:15 | United Kingdom:A | United Kingdom:PG (tv rating) | United Kingdom:PG (video rating) | United States:Approved | United States:TV-PG (TV Rating) | West Germany:16 (f)
Cast: Robert Ryan , Aldo Ray , Robert Keith , Phillip Pine , Nehemiah Persoff , Vic Morrow , James Edwards , L.Q. Jones , Scott Marlowe , Adam Kennedy , Race Gentry , Walter Kelley , Anthony Ray , Robert Normand , Michael Miller , Victor Sen Yung , Ron Brown
Company: Security Pictures
Country: United States
Released Date: 15 Apr 1957 (Sweden)
Film Location: Malibu Canyon, Malibu, California, USA
Runtime: 102 min
Soundmix: Mono (Western Electric Recording)
Color: Black and White
Aspect Ratio: 1.85 : 1 (original ratio)
Jakealope » It had the gritty in the trenches documentary look. Robert Ryan was said to look like he crawled all through the movie. It was about a chaotic retreat gone bad during the initial assault of the North Korean Army into South Korea. It was a little melodramatic, with the confused teenage act from Vic Morrow. Aldo Ray as Sgt. Montana was too gritty, like a Mad Max or Clint Eastwood type freewheeler as he tries to shepherd his mentally broken Colonel to safety. He is dragooned into Ryan's little column against his will. Very rough ending for the brave little band. Lot's of action but no Hollywood heroics!
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