Retreat, Hell!

Film, Drama

Time Out says

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.

Details

Release details

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