Retreat, Hell!
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Retreat, Hell!
Retreat, Hell! is out of favor with most disciples of director Joseph H. Lewis, partly because it was a major-studio release, whereas Lewis' cult classics were made on shoestring budgets for independent producers. Despite this "handicap," Retreat, Hell! holds up beautifully when seen today. The faintly scatological title is based on a defiant quote from General Oliver P. Smith, which gained fame during the Korean War. Frank Lovejoy stars as Marine Batallion Commander Steve Corbett, whose men valiantly fight their way towards the Changjin Reservoir, then just as valiantly fight… More

Critic Reviews from Rotten Tomatoes

"Korean War propaganda film that's effectively directed by Joseph H. Lewis."
‑ Dennis Schwartz, Ozus' World Movie Reviews
"Unusual, creatively directed film about a huge military disaster."
‑ Michael E. Grost, Classic Film and Television
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