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The Joseph H.Lewis(The Big Combo, Gun Crazy) Korean War drama Retreat, Hell! (1952) has been scheduled for release by Olive Films on standard DVD and Blu-Ray this June 18th. Considered by most as one of the greatest Korean War films ever made. A U.S. Marine battalion headed by Lt. Col. Steve L. Corbett (Frank Lovejoy, Shack Out on 101) and Capt. Paul Hansen (Richard Carlson, Flat Top) must fight its way out of a frozen mountain pass despite diminishing supplies, freezing temperatures and constant attacks by overwhelming numbers of Chinese and North Korean soldiers.
The stellar cast includes Russ Tamblyn (billed as Rusty) in his first “adult” role, future-director Lamont Johnson (The McKenzie Break), and real-life war hero Peter Ortiz, one of the most decorated Marine officers of World War II. Directed by legendary filmmaker Joseph H. Lewis (The Big Combo, Gun Crazy). Co-written and produced by Milton Sperling (Merrill’s Marauders).