Fixed Bayonets!

Film, Drama

Time Out says

'His films are like scenarios made from communities of rats, the camera itself a king rat,' David Thomson wrote of Fuller. The rat trap is the Korean war, in a studio set of fake rock and fake snow, literally a theatre of war. The constantly moving camera isolates the tensions within an American platoon fighting a rearguard action. As the leaders are picked off by the 'alien' reds, one sensitive corporal's struggle with the responsibilities of leadership drags the plot in a slow dance of death; only to be blasted apart by a typical cigar-chewing affirmation of good old Yankee guts. From John Brophy's novel Immortal Sergeant (previously filmed in 1943).


Release details

92 mins

Cast and crew

Samuel Fuller
Samuel Fuller
Richard Basehart
Gene Evans
Michael O'Shea
Richard Hylton
Craig Hill
Skip Homeier
Henry Kulky
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