Fixed Bayonets! (1951)





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Set during the Korean War terrified lieutenant watches his superiors one by one drop dead.
Action & Adventure , Classics , Drama
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20th Century Fox

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Richard Basehart
as Cpl. Denno
Gene Evans
as Sgt. Rock
Skip Homeier
as Whitey
Michael O'Shea
as Sgt. Lonergan
Richard Hylton
as Wheeler
Craig Hill
as Lt. Gibbs
Richard Monohan
as Walowicz
Paul Richards
as Ramirez
Tony Kent
as Mainotes
Don Orlando
as Borcellino
Mel Pogue
as Bulcheck
George Conrad
as Zablocki
David Wolfson
as Bigmouth
Buddy Thorpe
as Husky Doggie
Al Negbo
as Lean Doggie
Pat Hogan
as Jonesy
Richard Monahan
as Walowicz
John Doucette
as 18th Infantry Colonel
Glenn Corbett
as Lieutenant
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Critic Reviews for Fixed Bayonets!

All Critics (4)

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Full Review… | February 22, 2012
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Full Review… | September 6, 2009

The grunts 'talk the talk' and the action sequences are bloody good.

Full Review… | May 13, 2009
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

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.

Full Review… | July 6, 2007
Combustible Celluloid

Fixed Bayonets! isn't the most hyperbolic film in Samuel Fuller's catalog, but it earns the exclamation point.

Full Review… | May 14, 2007
Slant Magazine

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.

Full Review… | May 14, 2007
Slant Magazine

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

Stella Dallas
Stella Dallas

Super Reviewer

Another great war movie from the amazing Sam Fuller. I am ADDICTED to his editing. SOOOOOO awesome.

Ken Stachnik
Ken Stachnik

Super Reviewer


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.

Randy Tippy
Randy Tippy

Super Reviewer

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