Set in the Korean war in 1950 and based on a 1949 World War II novel of the Normandy campaign 'Day without End' by Van Praag. On September 6 1950 at the beginning of the Korean War Lt. Benson and his platoon are stranded on a hillside unable to contact division headquarters on their radio and unable to advance because their truck is beyond repair. Lieutenant Benson (Robert Ryan) is leading his platoon in enemy held territory after a retreat. They are joined by Sgt Montana (Aldo Ray) who's only concern is looking after his catatonic colonel (Robert Keith). Benson... and Montana loath each other but must work together to get the men to hill 465 where they hope a division is waiting - but the harrowing march is filled with danger. Directed by Anthony Mann (El Cid and Fall of the Roman Empire). [show more]
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Anthony Mann directs this 1950s war drama starring Robert Ryan. During the Korean War, when their truck breaks down, Lieutenant Benson (Ryan) and his troops find themselves behind enemy lines with no way of contacting their headquarters. In order to survive their dangerous march to safety, Benson and Sergeant Montana (Aldo Ray) have no choice but to work alongside each other, despite their differences.