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Eight Iron Men (1952)

During WW2 in Italy, Sergeant Joe Mooney is leading his small squad on the front-lines but is ordered to avoid rescuing a soldier trapped in no man's land.

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Cast

Cast overview:
Bonar Colleano ...
Pvt. Collucci
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Carter
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Sgt. Joe Mooney
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Pvt. Coke
Nick Dennis ...
Pvt. Sapiros
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Pvt. Ferguson
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Pvt. Muller (as Dick Moore)
George Cooper ...
Pvt. Small
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Captain Trelawny
Robert Nichols ...
Walsh
Richard Grayson ...
Lieutenant Crane
Douglas Henderson ...
Hunter
Mary Castle ...
Girl
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Stanley Kramer's WW-II character study has Lee Marvin as the Sergeant of a small squad laid over during fighting in Italy. During the otherwise boring time between battles, tensions arise as they are ordered not to rescue a squad mate pinned down by the enemy, for fear of risking more lives. Based on the stage play "A Sound of Hunting", by Harry Brown. Written by CineTiger

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They've got a single dream ... and she's terrific !

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December 1952 (USA)  »

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8 farliga män  »

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(Western Electric Recording)

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1.37 : 1
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During the invasion of Iwo Jima, Marine Lee Marvin was shot in the behind by a Japanese sniper. See more »

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When Lee Marvin calls Carlucci to be look out using binoculars. If you listen you will hear Jets fly over during WWII. See more »

Quotes

Pvt. Collucci: Tonight I'll be whistling at every dame in the country. You can't keep a healthy guy like me stuck away like this for too long - I go crazy - I get hair on the palms of my hands - the beast rises in me.
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Great Film!!!!!!
20 August 2006 | by (United States) – See all my reviews

Great acting. A real psychological portrayal of soldiers in WWII. Very honest and unglamorous considering the number of BS WWII mythology films in the '50s. Marvin and Kiley are great along with a bunch of guys (Colucci) that I'd never heard of. The fantasy sequences break up the tense yet tedious, claustrophobic atmosphere. Great B&W cinematography with excellent dramatic CUs. I'm not surprised given the human quality of this war movie that it was part of the Stanley Kramer production company. Save Smalls or eat his piece of cake!!!!!! Lee Marvin was one of the great American actors. What an ensemble in this film. All acting is top notch. the characters are all ones that we know–the ladies man, the stoic, the emotional and passionate one...great!


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