Retreat, Hell!

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A curious Korean War propaganda assignment, perversely hymning the American art of attacking in the wrong direction. Lewis can't (for once) do a great deal with the well-worn yarn of an army unit being blooded and battling forth-and-back to rearguard heroism. But beyond his characteristically telling handling of violence, several incidentals push up the interest quotient: the most capable soldier is played by McCarthy blacklist victim Ned Young, while Lamont Johnson, later a director of note, is also in the cast.

By: PT

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Duration: 95 mins

Cast and crew

Director: Joseph H Lewis
Screenwriter: Milton Sperling, Ted Sherdeman
Cast: Frank Lovejoy
Richard Carlson
Russ Tamblyn
Anita Louise
Ned Young
Lamont Johnson
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