Location: Redstone Theater
Introduced by Marsha Gordon
Dir. Samuel Fuller. 1951, 92 mins. DCP. With Richard Basehart, Gene Evans, Michael O’Shea. Pitched as a “straight from the headlines” quasi-documentary, Fixed Bayonets! tells the story of an American platoon entangled in a retreat of United Nations forces across North Korea. Rather than providing an unequivocal polemic on American patriotism, Fuller instead emphasizes the profound aimlessness of war.
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