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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)
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Pvt. Small
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Captain Trelawny
Robert Nichols ...
Walsh
Richard Grayson ...
Lieutenant Crane
Douglas Henderson ...
Hunter
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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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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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Trivia

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

Goofs

When Pvt. Collucci throws a grenade at the German machine gun, it is easy to see where the grenade lands as a small puff of dust is visible. However, the explosion occurs well to the left and behind where the grenade actually landed. See more »

Quotes

Captain Trelawny: I came up here with a company and I'll be lucky to leave with a platoon.
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Not a bad movie
21 September 2007 | by (Shoreline,WA USA) – See all my reviews

At first may seem like a poorly written and acted movie but you must REMEMBER that this movie was made in 1952 and one must use his/her imagination to fill in the missing special effects that we've been forced to endure.

Many movies of the era used the same format but the movie was about individual soldiers and not the war. I'm sure combat veterans would be better suited to comment on the goodness/badness of the film but suspect they would like it.

Maybe Lee Marvin's first starring role? But the character of Sergeant Joe Mooney was carried out thru his career and it is always a pleasure to watch.

A good movie for its time and remains so in my humble opinion.


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