Not Rated | | Action, Drama, War
The story of a platoon during the Korean War. One by one Corporal Denno's superiors are killed until it comes to the point where he must try to take command responsibility.
The technical adviser, Raymond Harvey, US Army, was awarded the Distinguish Service Cross (second only to the Medal of Honor), two Silver Stars and two Purple Hearts, during WW II and won the Medal of Honor in the Korean War. Whilst working on this film, he became close friends with the director Samuel Fuller. Apparently, the US Army assigned Harvey as technical adviser to the production after they had had issues with Fuller's earlier movie about the Korean War, The Steel Helmet (1951).
You're not aiming at a man. You're aiming at the enemy. Once you're over that hump, you're a rifleman.
Although most of the scenes in the platoon's cave dwelling are well lit, there are no fires, candles, or other light sources visible.