Fixed Bayonets (1951)
Release Date: Dec 1, 1951 Limited
Average Rating: 3.6/5
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To filmmaker and war veteran Samuel Fuller, war is about survival. You either kill or be killed. His combat films are not about politics, adventure, or home. They are about killing and staying alive. Fixed Bayonets, Fuller's second study of the Korean War, focuses on a neophyte corporal, Denno (Richard Basehart), who is afraid to take a life. When his division is forced down Korea's snowbound mountains, Denno's unit stays behind to cover its retreat. Entrenched in an icy cave, Denno watches his
Dec 1, 1951 Limited
Apr 24, 2007
20th Century Fox
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Fuller's action sequences were one of a kind, getting close to the fray and moving quickly, but never more quickly than the eye can follow.
Fixed Bayonets! isn't the most hyperbolic film in Samuel Fuller's catalog, but it earns the exclamation point.
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