A pack of raw recruits newly arrived at Fort Bliss, Texas, face a grueling boot camp under the unwavering eye of Korean War hero/drill sergeant Thorne Ryan (Richard Widmark). As he promises to either make them or break them, the determined DI finds his focus challenged as he's drawn into an affair with an unhappy war widow (Elaine Stewart). Double-time drama co-stars Karl Malden, Russ Tamblyn, Carleton Carpenter, Steve Forrest; Richard Brooks directs. 101 min. Widescreen; Soundtrack: English Dolby Digital mono.