Fixed Bayonets!

Synopsis: 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.
Genre: Action, Drama, War
Director(s): Samuel Fuller
Production: 20th Century Fox
92 min

if we can make a platoon sound

and look like a regiment, it'll work.

Yes, sir.

Well, that's it. Order the division

to move out right away.

Get me the threes-

Dagwood, Decoy and Dextrose.


This is Vic. Hold on.

Pete? Hold on.

We're waiting for Dagwood.

Carl? Vic.

We're pulling out right away.

Dagwood line of departure-


Decoy- 4-9-8-3-2-8.

Dextrose- 6-2-7-3-8-4.

Yep. They're here now.

Nope. No time.

Get them on the road.

Somebody's got to get left behind

to get their bayonets wet.

It's tough picking out an outfit,

but it's got to be picked.

- Colonel Taylor.

- Sir?

Pick a platoon

out of your regiment.

I know there's nothing dirtier

than a rearguard action...

especially at

platoon strength.

But in this case, it's 48 men-

unlucky men, maybe-

giving 15,000 men a break.

- Get going.

- Yes, sir.

All right, let me know

if you need any more ammo.

Cover that gun.

Dig those mines in deep.

Charlie, plant a.50 over there.

To your right!

What I don't understand

is why we're on a patrol.

I know the enemy is here. I don't need

any proof. I ain't from Missouri.

- You're from Missouri?

- Ramirez, you don't know

what's going on half the time.

And right now, I don't know what's

going on all the time. Hey, Denno.

The sarge likes you.

Fix it up for us to go back to the pass and help

the platoon throw up the roadblock, huh?

We got to use our heads and make

these Reds think regiment's behind us.

They won't fall

for that kind of mishmash.

Hey, Rock, what if they find out

that the regiment ain't sitting behind us?

What if they hit us with a lot of guys?

Who's going to hold them back, the platoon?

They ain't gonna hit us

with a lot of guys.

They're gonna smell us out first,

try and find out our strength.

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Samuel Fuller

Samuel Michael Fuller (August 12, 1912 – October 30, 1997) was an American screenwriter, novelist, and film director known for low-budget, understated genre movies with controversial themes, often made outside the conventional studio system. Fuller wrote his first screenplay for Hats Off in 1936, and made his directorial debut with the Western I Shot Jesse James (1949). He would continue to direct several other Westerns and war thrillers throughout the 1950s. Fuller shifted from Westerns and war thrillers in the 1960s with his low-budget thriller Shock Corridor in 1963, followed by the neo-noir The Naked Kiss (1964). He was inactive in filmmaking for most of the 1970s, before writing and directing the war epic The Big Red One (1980), and the experimental White Dog (1982), whose screenplay he co-wrote with Curtis Hanson. more…

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