Approved | | Action, Drama, War
During the Korean War peace talks, U.S. troops fight to retake a hill from the Communist Chinese forces.
The French premiere was received with criticism on grounds of racism, as the character played by Woody Strode was shown to be a coward during the initial attack on the Chinese position.
Lt. Joe Clemons:
I have about 25 men, they are completely spent. I expect a heavy attack at dark, that'll be about a half an hour from now, unless we can be reinforced, I recommend we withdraw. Over.
Real American hand grenades had a narrow yellow band painted around the tapered upper section to quickly identify them as live fragmentation grenades. However, the grenades in the movie have no such bands, indicating that they are either inert training grenades or movie props.
Following the opening credits and opening scenes: A RESERVE POSITION NEAR PORK CHOP HILL--70 MILES FROM THE PEACE CONFERENCE AT PUNMUNJOM-KOREA-1953