Retreat, Hell!

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  • Genre(s): War Drama
  • Release year: 1952
  • Running time: 95 min
Retreat, Hell! is a 1952 American war film about the 1st Marine Division in the Korean War, directed by Joseph H. Lewis. It stars Frank Lovejoy as a career Marine battalion commander who is recalled from work at an American embassy, Richard Carlson as... read more

Retreat, Hell! is a 1952 American war film about the 1st Marine Division in the Korean War, directed by Joseph H. Lewis. It stars Frank Lovejoy as a career Marine battalion commander who is recalled from work at an American embassy, Richard Carlson as a veteran captain and communications specialist of World War II called up from the Marine Corps Reserves, Russ Tamblyn as a seventeen-year-old private who hides his true age to serve with the unit overseas and outdo his older brother, also a Marine, and Nedrick Young (credited as Ned Young). Also appearing in the film is Peter Julien Ortiz, a highly decorated Marine who served in the Office of Strategic Services (OSS) and appeared in various films after retiring from the military.

Original Release

02/17/1952

Cast

Frank Lovejoy Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett
Richard Carlson Capt. Paul Hansen
Anita Louise Ruth Hansen
Russ Tamblyn Jimmy W. McDermid
Nedrick Young Sgt. Novak
Rudy Albachten Man on Supply Truck
John Bradford Radio Operator
William Cabanne Boxum
Jack Daley Doctor
Fred Datig Jr. Marine
(see additional cast & crew)

Directors

Joseph H. Lewis

Writers

Milton Sperling, Ted Sherdeman

Cast

Frank Lovejoy Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett
Richard Carlson Capt. Paul Hansen
Anita Louise Ruth Hansen
Russ Tamblyn Jimmy W. McDermid
Nedrick Young Sgt. Novak
Rudy Albachten Man on Supply Truck
John Bradford Radio Operator
William Cabanne Boxum
Jack Daley Doctor
Fred Datig Jr. Marine
Douglas Evans Big Boy
John Hedloe Corpsman
Monte Lee Slav Conductor
Herbert Lytton Major
Howard Negley Army General
Richard Reeves MP outside Division Headquarters in Seoul
Oreste Seragnoli Priest
Owen Song South Korean
Mack Williams Marine General
Sue Fawn Chung Child

Producers

Editors

Folmar Blangsted

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