Fixed Bayonets! (1951)
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as Cpl. Denno
as Sgt. Rock
as Sgt. Lonergan
as Lt. Gibbs
as Husky Doggie
as Lean Doggie
as 18th Infantry Colonel
Critic Reviews for Fixed Bayonets!
Fixed Bayonets is a moving war drama and may well remain the best of the films about the Korean conflict.
If the film has endured it's because of a few aspects particular to Fuller's career, which began not in film but in yellow journalism and pulp writing.
Its probings into the night thoughts of warriors are fairly shallow stuff, but the battles are realistic and the all-male cast happily lacks the usual comedian from Brooklyn.
It takes a while for Fixed Bayonets! to build steam, but the second half is a landmine field of devastating setpieces, punctuated with the threat of sudden, overwhelming and even self-inflicted violence.
Audience Reviews for Fixed Bayonets!
yup sam fuller's war movies from the 50s are better than anyone else's war movies from the 50s
Another great war movie from the amazing Sam Fuller. I am ADDICTED to his editing. SOOOOOO awesome.
Samuel Fuller once again takes on the Korean War (see also The Steel Helmet) in this hard hitting 1951 film. This is the story of an American army platoon left behind to protect a narrow mountain pass, buying time for their comrades to safely withdrawal. Fuller's style focuses on the inner turmoil of individual soldiers, emphasizing the toll that combat takes on reluctant heroes.
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