The Marines Who Never Returned

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The Marines Who Never Returned
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Poster for The Marines Who Never Returned (1963)
Hanja 돌아오지 않는
Revised Romanization Dolaoji anneun haebyeong
McCune–Reischauer Toraoji annŭn haebyŏng
Directed by Lee Man-hee[1]
Produced by Won Seon
Written by Jang Guk-jin
Starring Jang Dong-hwi
Choi Moo-ryong
Koo Bong-seo
Lee Dae-yup
Kim Won-ha
Nam Joon-taek
Jeon Gye-hyeon
Kang Mi-ae
Jeon Young-sun
Music by Jeon Jong-kun
Cinematography Seo Jeong-min
Edited by Kim Hee-su
Distributed by Dae Won Films
Release dates
  • April 11, 1963 (1963-04-11)
Running time
110 minutes
Country South Korea
Language Korean

The Marines Who Never Returned (Hangul돌아오지 않는 해병; RRDoraoji anneun haebyong; aka Marines Are Gone) is a 1963 South Korean film directed by Lee Man-hee. It was released in the U.S. in 1966 as Marine Battleground.[2] For this film, Lee was given the Best Director award at the third Grand Bell Awards ceremony in 1964. The film was also given the awards for Best Sound and Best Cinematography.[3]


During the Korean War, a squad of Marines from the South battle Chinese forces in the North, and are killed off one by one.[4]